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SR-65 (2017-2018)

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Enrolled  September 15, 2017
Passed  IN  Senate  September 14, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Resolution No. 65


Introduced by Senator Mitchell

September 11, 2017


Relative to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SR 65, Mitchell.

WHEREAS, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) address the needs of the frail elderly and disabled adults ages 55 and older, a population which is growing rapidly and whose impact on health care costs is significant; and
WHEREAS, PACE are a fully integrated model of care that provides comprehensive, highly coordinated care allowing frail older adults who meet state eligibility criteria for nursing home level of care, to continue living in the community; and
WHEREAS, Individuals enrolled in PACE receive all Medicare and Medicaid covered items and services and additional support which promote well-being and greater independence; and
WHEREAS, PACE assume full financial risk for all care and medical services, including transportation, hospitalization, and long-term care in return for capitated payments from Medicare and Medicaid; and
WHEREAS, California’s first PACE program ON LOK opened in 1983 and there are now 11 PACE programs operating in 12 sites, serving approximately 5,786 participants; and
WHEREAS, The CalPACE Association formed in 2003 to support the development, expansion, success, and quality of PACE throughout California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate hereby recognizes September 2017 as PACE month; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.