PACE, or Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, made major headway this week when it passed the Senate HHS Budget committee.

That’s right.  Senator Linda Berglin (DFL-Minneapolis) and her committee voted in favor of finally funding and implementing PACE in Minnesota.  In fact, she said “Congratulations and good luck” to the bill’s author, Sen. Kathy  Sheran (DFL-Mankato) and PACE’s proponents, including Dan Lindh of Presbyterian Homes and Services.

PACE was passed to the Senate’s full Finance Committee.  The House version of the bill has also passed the House HHS policy committee to the House HHS finance committee.

Aging Services of Minnesota, along with the Long-Term Care Imperative, has made implementing PACE a priority this legislative session.  Here’s to a successful start to this endeavor!