What is Saint Joseph PACE?

PACE is an acronym for Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. The goals of Saint Joseph PACE are to foster independence and health, preserve dignity and maintain individuals in their community as long as possible.

What is the PACE team?

The PACE team is a group of professionals who work with you to provide your healthcare services. The PACE team includes a primary care physician; nurses; physical, occupational and recreational therapists; social workers; home health aides; dietician; drivers and pastoral care counselor.

Where is Saint Joseph PACE located?

250 East Day Rd.
Mishawaka, IN 46545

The majority of our services are provided at the center, or at home as needed. A typical day at the center may include nursing, primary healthcare and occupational and physical therapy. Hot lunches are provided. Transportation to the PACE Center is part of our services. Each van is equipped with electric lifts for wheel-chair-bound and physically disabled participants.

What if I have a problem when the center is closed?

Saint Joseph PACE staff are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. After hours, call 574.247.8700.

What if I need hospitalization or 24-hour skilled nursing care?

In the event of an emergency hospitalization, Saint Joseph PACE will assist the hospital with your coordination of care and manage your follow-up care. If you require rehabilitation and/or a short-term nursing home stay, the PACE team must authorize this care. You will continue to be enrolled in the PACE program and our staff will communicate with the rehab/short-term facility staff to coordinate your care and assist in your return to your home and to the PACE Center.

Who can join Saint Joseph PACE?

  • 55 years of age or older
  • In need of nursing-home level of care
  • Able to live safely in the home with the services of PACE
  • Live in the PACE service area below:
    • Bremen 46506
    • Elkhart 46514, 46516 ,46517
    • Goshen 46526
    • Granger 46530
    • Lakeville 46536
    • Mishawaka 46544, 46545
    • New Carlisle 46552
    • North Liberty 46554
    • Notre Dame 46556
    • Osceola 46561
    • Walkerton 46574
    • South Bend 46601, 46613, 46614, 46615, 46616, 46617, 46619, 46628, 46635, 46637
    • Plymouth 46563
    • Wakarusa 46573

What does Saint Joseph PACE cost?

  • If you are on (or eligible for) Medicare and Medicaid, there is no cost to you.
  • If you are on traditional Medicare, but not Medicaid, you will have a monthly premium.
  • If you are on Medicaid only, there is no cost to you.
  • For participants who do not qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid, there is a flat monthly fee.

How can I learn more about Saint Joseph PACE?

Call 574.247.8700 or email us at A representative will be glad to give you more details and answer your questions. We will also come to your home to more fully explain the program and arrange for you to tour the PACE Center.

Services provided by Saint Joseph PACE:

Services must be authorized by the care team, although emergency care does not need to be authorized.*Our services include:

  • Medical and specialty care, including a doctor who is an expert in senior care.
  • Nursing care (including at home when authorized)
  • Drug coverage
  • Transportation
  • Help with meals and nutrition
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy and equipment, when authorized
  • Support for caregivers and family
  • Home and personal care
  • Meals, exercise and fun activities
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Hearing care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental health services
  • End-of-life care
  • Services such as lab work, X-rays and surgery, when authorized
  • 24-hour access to our team

* Participants are liable for unauthorized services (excluding emergency care).

Contact us

For more information call 574.247.8700