Chattanooga, TN

Alexian Brothers PACE

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Alexian Brothers PACE is a Community-based Alternative to Nursing Home Care.  PACE is a coordinated health and social services program that enables frail seniors to remain in their own homes and communities rather than moving to nursing homes. The purpose of PACE  is to serve the elderly residents of Hamilton County with a healthcare model including senior home care, adult daycare and specialized geriatric medical care.


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425 Cumberland Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404-1909


Who is eligible?

Individuals who are:

  • Age 55 or older
  • Living in Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Assessed by the PACE interdisciplinary team
  • As being appropriate for PACE services
  • Certified by TennCare as eligible for nursing home level of care


Services available at the PACE Center include:

  • Physician services                                       
  • Nursing 
  • Social Work
  • Physical therapy  
  • Occupational therapy                                            
  • Speech therapy 
  • Recreational therapy and social activities
  • Nutrition counseling 
  • Personal care (bathing and grooming)            
  • Spiritual care 
  • Transportation and escort to and from the PACE Center 
  • Meals  

 Services available at home include:  

  • 24-hour on-call physician services 
  • Home health care services
  • Personal care (bathing and grooming)                   
  • Homemaker/chore services
  • Home-delivered meals                                             
  • Adaptation of the home for disability

Other services include:

  • Audiology and hearing aids
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry and eyeglasses
  • Foot care
  • Mental health/substance abuse
  • Referrals for all physician specialties
  • Prescription medications
  • Preventive health services
  • Non-emergency transportation
  • Lab tests and procedures
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Radiology services
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Emergency room care
  • Ambulance transportation 

Inpatient services include:

  • Hospital
  • Mental health/substance abuse
  • Physician services
  • Nursing Home

All services must be approved by the PACE team. Cost for unauthorized or out of network services may be the responsibility of the participant.

Additional Information

Once a participant is enrolled in the program, Alexian Brothers Community Services provides all necessary health care services. Most care is delivered in an adult day center setting, preserving the participant's home, family, and lifestyle.

Through a multi-disciplinary team made up of physicians, nurses, medical social workers, health aides, transportation providers, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and others, an exclusive plan of care is determined for every participant with a preventive approach. Progress is constantly monitored for each participant to keep problems to a minimum and help avert health catastrophes.

If you are caring for an elderly loved one, it's time to find out what PACE can do for you and your family.


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While Pace has good points. There are also some bad points. Both of my parents at some point participated in Pace. My mother's diabetes medication was stopped without notifying me when she was in a nursing home. When I scheduled a meeting with Dr. Panda she said that most participants live about 5 years after entering their program. No one is God to say such a thing unless people are being helped along. My father was in a nursing home under their care. I asked to see his medical chart and standifer place refused eventhough I had health power of attorney. He also died within two weeks of receiving a shingles shot that Pace wanted to give him. Stay on top of the medical care for your loved ones. Also, the state is more interested in collecting the assets of the elderly when they die than the care received. You must transfer assets 5 years to other family members prior to the death of your parents or what your parents worked hard to have all goes to the state.

5 years ago

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