California has a free program for seniors that is "all-inclusive"

New regulations in 2021 open "all-inclusive" care to thousands more seniors. Learn what's included.

By Dianna Garrett, Center for Elders' Independence

Did you know the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly - PACE - is FREE for many Californians 55+ that require care and assistance?

You may qualify for this health plan that includes:

  • medical care in your home or our safe clinics
  • prescriptions and meals delivered to you
  • all dental work, eye care, hearing aids and foot care
  • a friendly social center with a senior gym
  • van rides to medical appointments and our social center
Click here to learn if you qualify.

11+ Professionals Working For You

Your new care team will coordinate your medical, dental and eye care, and rehab therapy. We also provide nutritious meals, social outings, transportation and any in-home care and medical equipment you need.

Paid for by Medicare and Medi-Cal

Cost is no barrier because Medicare and Medi-Cal reimburse us directly for your care. If you are enrolled in these programs, you will pay nothing or your Medi-Cal “share of cost.” 

PACE also accepts private-pay clients, or your long-term care insurance may pay for part of your premium.

Learn if you qualify

You may be eligible for our PACE healthcare if you:

  • Have health problems that make it difficult to live at home without help
  • Are 55+ years old
  • Live in our East Bay service area - no citizenship documents needed
  • Are on a limited-income - even if you have savings and own your home

In the East Bay of San Francisco

We are Center for Elders' Independence, a non-profit healthcare provider. We have 6 locations in East Bay neighborhoods. One is close to you.

Do you qualify? Find out today

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Social Center

Medical team

Senior Specialists

Barbara and her Doctor

Personal Relationships

In-Home Care


Dental Work

Foot Care

New eyeglasses

Eye & Ear Care


The whole team at Center for Elders' Independence has made my life so much easier. They take care of everything, which is so wonderful.

Buddy Wolf, participant

We get rides to the center and our appointments.
We get meals delivered. We go on outings with CEI. We have home care.

Carlos and Esther Rosas, participants

I feel so lucky that I can pick up the phone and speak to Mom’s case manager or her doctor at CEI. “

Debra Weberling, with mother, Patricia

“CEI has been a lifesaver. They have daily programs where mom can sing, which she loves to do.”

Brenda Jaxyon and Barbara Llarena, with mother, Rita