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Edenbridge Health was founded in 2016 with a mission to allow frail elderly people to age in the location of their choosing and continue to lead connected, meaningful lives.


There’s no easy way to age

Frail older adults often face a heart-breaking decision:

  • Stay in the community, and struggle with patchwork systems of health care and long-term support services, or

  • Enter a nursing home, and sacrifice independence, autonomy, and community integration

In the community, frail elders and their caregivers often find it challenging and costly to assemble a network of services that will allow them to safely age in place with dignity as their functional abilities decline. Those who opt to enter a nursing home face the loss of social networks, community, and independence.

PACE is a proven model—but limited in scope

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an alternative to nursing home care for many eligible frail older people. As a Medicare program and Medicaid state option, PACE programs serve people who are:

  • Aged 55 and older

  • Certified by their states to need nursing home care

  • Able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment, and

  • Living in an area that is served by a PACE program.

PACE centers receive capitated payments that combine both Medicare and Medicaid funding. The PACE center provides all health care, social services, and transportation for program participants.

The Edenbridge Model goes beyond PACE

Based on—and going well beyond—the successful PACE model of care, the Edenbridge Health model is informed by conversations with scores of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and thought leaders. Our approach combines the expertise of seasoned geriatricians with the business savvy to address barriers that have limited the growth and availability of traditional PACE programs.