If interested in the Bakersfield PACE Program or to get more information, please call 661-872-3860, TTY users 661-872-3863. At that time one of our Intake representatives will start the process for you. The representative will ask for general information concerning your needs, health status and current health insurance information.
If you decide to move to the next step, a representative will set up an informational meeting/presentation. This meeting can be in your home, at the Bakersfield PACE facility or another location of your choice. During the presentation the representative will review the eligibility requirements and ask you a series of questions about your needs and expectations, as well as answer any questions you or your caregiver(s) might have.
• 55 years of age or older
• Resides in Bakersfield PACE service area
• Meet the level of care equal to nursing home services as determined by the Department of Health Care Services
• Able to live safely in the community with the services of Bakersfield PACE at the time of enrollment
The next step will be a tour of the Bakersfield PACE facility. If you choose to come to the facility for your meeting/presentation the tour can be done at that time. The tour gives you the opportunity to see and experience the services that Bakersfield PACE provides, as well as give you the opportunity to meet other participants and meet our staff. We can provide transportation to and from the facility, and lunch will be provided.
After the tour, we are able to schedule home safety and clinical visit by one of our Nurses. At this visit they will ask questions about your medical care, home care needs and living situation. Once that assessment is completed, the same representative will call you to schedule the second visit with our clinic nurse to review additional information about your past and current health care needs. We will provide transportation and lunch for that visit as well. Once your assessment is completed, the Bakersfield PACE care will develop an individualized Plan of Care for you. Once that is completed a representative will do a home visit to evaluate the safety of your home, if the first meeting is at your home this can be done at the same time.
The last step, if you are eligible and if you wish to enroll, our care team will meet with you and your caregiver(s) to review your individualized Plan of Care. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the Plan of Care recommended for you. You will receive your Member Enrollment Agreement Terms and Conditions, sign your Enrollment Agreement and confirm that your caregiver(s) are able to provide for your care in partnership with Bakersfield PACE.