At LifeCircles PACE we believe living at home matters to older adults, because we know it matters to you. Our program is unique in its simplicity and common-sense approach to senior care. LifeCircles has provided an in-home alternative to traditional nursing home living since 2009. We provide peace of mind and support to seniors and their caregivers by providing all-inclusive services and support in-homes and at our day centers.

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a nationwide healthcare program that combines medical and social support for those 55 years or older. The PACE philosophy is centered on the belief that it is better for seniors with long-term care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. PACE programs have been running across the nation for nearly 50 years. The program has been referred to as “The Gold Standard of Senior Care” because data demonstrates that program participants show less deterioration in physical function, they report feeling happier, healthier and more independent than their peers, and feel less isolation and loneliness. Caregivers to the participants report feeling less stress and burnout.

-NREPP SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs

For those who qualify for Medicaid, LifeCircles PACE costs nothing.  If eligible, seniors on Medicare may select PACE as their health plan. The enrollment team at LifeCircles can help you understand your funding options. PACE participants may be fully liable for the costs of medical services from out-of-network providers without prior authorization (with the exception of emergency services).

Our History

LifeCircles PACE is a not for profit organization with deep ties to our West Michigan Community. In the late 2000’s three local organizations that serve older adults came together to develop a PACE program as an alternative service for seniors with complex health needs who wish to remain living in their own homes. Porter Hills / UMRC, Mercy Health and Senior Resources invested considerable time and capital to launch LifeCircles PACE and now serve on our Board of Directors. This PACE partnership supports our desire to provide compassionate, comprehensive, quality care to the seniors living in our community.

2008

Community partners, Porter Hills & UMRC, Mercy Health and Senior Resources join forces to invest in the creation of a new program serving seniors on the lakeshore, LifeCircles PACE.

2009

LifeCircles PACE opens inside of Tanglewood Park in Muskegon, MI. The program is the third PACE program in Michigan, and serves eligible seniors in Muskegon and Northern Ottawa Counties.

2012

The Muskegon program enrolls its 250th participant into LifeCircles PACE.

2015

The State of Michigan authorizes LifeCircles to open a second pace center in Holland, Michigan. This location will serve most of Ottawa county, and the western portion of Allegan county.

2016

After notable growth, LifeCircles completes a 5 Million dollar expansion to serve more seniors at its original location within Tangelwood Park.

2016

LifeCircles celebrates the grand opening of its Holland PACE program.

Today

To date LifeCircles PACE has served more than 1000 participants and their loved ones through its comprehensive health and social wellness program. Of this group, 95% of seniors have remained living in their homes.

Last Updated on January 6, 2021

Am I Eligible?

Participants who are 55 years of age and older and live in our service area may be able to participate. Take our eligibility questionnaire to find out more.