Art of Aging: PACE Program

By Dawn Pellas

Published 08/12 2014 03:28PM

Updated 08/12 2014 06:00PM

Prescription medicine can be quite costly. But PACE…The Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly….. is a benefit that helps older Pennsylvanians on limited incomes.

Tom Snedden, Director of PACE: "The qualification process is pretty simple..…and what you need to know is that 3 out of 4 people in Pennsylvania…meet those qualification criteria."
The PACE program can also help seniors get discounts from drug companies and PACE pharmacists are trained to keep an eye out for problems.

Judith Dooley, Pharmacist with PACE: "…we monitor card holders and their intake of certain pain medications so that they're not overdosing or taking too many."

The Department of Aging's web site has more information or you can call to speak with a PACE representative directly.

Tom Snedden, Director of PACE: "…(they can) call us about any question they might have about their benefit… or any additional help they might need."

Ginger Zielinskie, Benefits Data Trust: "…Most applications can be done right over the phone in one phone call."

You can reach the PACE program by calling 1-800-225-7223.

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