Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries

Alexian Brothers PACE participant family respresentationAlexian Brothers PACE is a Community-based Alternative to Nursing Home Care

Alexian Brothers Community Services (ABCS) is a community-based program whose purpose is to serve the frail elderly residents of Hamilton County with a healthcare model including senior home care, adult daycare and specialized geriatric medical care. PACE is a coordinated health and social services program that enables participants to remain in their own homes and communities rather than moving to nursing homes. It is a unique system of managed care which includes services in the home, at the PACE center, and if necessary, in the hospital or other medical facility. Alexian Brothers Community Services is part of the national Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE.)  Started locally in 1998, PACE is a jointly sponsored project of Alexian Brothers and the Tennessee Bureau of TennCare.

If you are caring for an elderly loved one, it's time to find out what PACE can do for you and your family.
Once a participant is enrolled in the program, Alexian Brothers Community Services provides all necessary health care services. Most care is delivered in an adult day health care center setting at 425 Cumberland Street, preserving the participant's community residence, family relationship, and lifestyle.

Through a multi-disciplinary team made up of physicians, nurses, medical social workers, health aides, transportation providers, rehabilitation therapists, dietitians and others, an exclusive plan of care is determined for every participant with a preventive approach. Progress is constantly monitored for each participant to keep problems to a minimum and help avert health catastrophes. 

Who is eligible?

Individuals who are:

  • age 55 or older
  • living in Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • assessed by the PACE interdisciplinary team
    as being appropriate for PACE services
  • certified by TennCare as eligible for nursing home level of care

Our Mission:

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of frail older adults and their families through comprehensive care and support in their homes and communities.

For more information call Alexian Brothers PACE (423) 698-0802 or

call the PACE Intake Coordinator directly at (423) 495-9114.

Services for hearing impaired: TTY (800) 848-0298



Read about how PACE Controls the Spread of the Flu

Norman Desbiens, MDRead about how we control the spread of the flu. In a recent article by our medical director, Dr. Norman Desbiens titled, Alexian Brothers PACE Aggressively Confronts the Flu, you can learn how we protect our frail, nursing home eligible population with prevention and treatment.


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We collaborate with those who share out ministry in carrying out our mission.
We promote healing of the whole person - body, mind and spirit - through physical, psychological and spiritual care of those whose lives we touch.
We serve the sick, aged, dying and unwanted of all socioeconomical levels, especially the poor.
We believe that all are created in God's image. Therefore, we treat all with respect.
We manifest God's presence in the world by a concerned approach and competant care of those we serve
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