FAQ About Our PACE Program
Who pays for PACE services?
Valir receives payment through Medicare, Medicaid and private pay. Your responsibility depends on your individual financial situation. Persons who are both Medicare and Medicaid eligible will not have a monthly obligation. Those with Medicare only will be responsible for the Medicaid portion and those not eligible for either may pay private pay for the full amount. If Long Term Care is necessary, the member will be required to share in the cost. The amount due by the member will be determined by OKDHS.
What happens to my traditional Medicare/Medicaid coverage when I join Valir PACE?
Participants with Medicare and/or Medicaid do not lose their coverage, but authorize Valir PACE benefit administration. This means you maintain Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits, gaining additional Valir PACE benefits.
How can Valir PACE help me remain active in my community?
At Valir PACE we take both a holistic and a wellness approach to your health, living by the philosophy that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Prevention comes in the form of nutritious meals, medication management, regular checkups, and preventative therapies to keep the body and mind strong.
How would I get to Valir PACE and what would I do there?
Transportation is provided by Valir PACE. One of our wheelchair accessible vehicles will pick you up at home and bring you into the adult day center for the day. Depending on your personal needs, you may be seen by the clinic nurses, physicians and therapists. We will serve two hot meals a day, you will have the opportunity to participate in engaging activities with other participants, or you can enjoy quiet time in the garden or library.
How do I join?
Call us at (405) 609-3688 and speak to our intake staff, who will arrange a personal visit with you in your home or in the PACE center to explain the program in more detail. We will arrange through DHS an assessment which will determine your physical and financial eligibility. If you decide you would like to join, Valir PACE will then invite you to the center to meet the caregivers and staff that will assist you in outlining your personal plan of care.
What if I after I join, I decide PACE isn’t for me?
If after you join Valir PACE you decide the program isn’t a good fit for you, you just tell us and we will get you removed from the program and returned to traditional Medicare/Medicaid benefits. We’ll even make referrals to community care givers if you like and transfer your records over to your new caregivers.