LIFE - Living Independence for the Elderly

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LIFE PITTSBURGH

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Nov 26, 2018

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Pennsylvania - Greater Pittsburgh Area

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What is LIFE?


LIFE is a program that allows older Pennsylvanians to live independently while receiving services and support that meet the health and personal needs of the individual.

Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is an all-inclusive, comprehensive program that helps people maintain their independence in the community through supportive services.

The program is known nationally as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). All PACE providers in Pennsylvania have LIFE in their name. The first programs were implemented in Pennsylvania in 1998.

What Does LIFE Provide?

LIFE programs are local, nonprofit PACE programs that provide comprehensive and integrative care to seniors who may not otherwise be eligible to live independently at home. There is a coordinated plan of care that includes medical, social, and daily living support.

At LIFE programs, older adults are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. They receive the very best care from dedicated geriatric care professionals without sacrificing their independence. Primary care and community services are provided through the Day Health Center and the in-home program based on individual needs.

The continuous coordination of care sets the LIFE program apart from any other care model, ensuring its participants' quality of life. A LIFE program physician will become the primary care doctor. He or she specializes in the care of older adults with chronic medical conditions.

Moreover, the LIFE physician meets daily with a team of care professionals (social worker, dietitian, therapists, personal care assistant, etc.) to ensure the participant is staying in the best possible health.

This team approach has been proven throughout the United States to provide the most coordinated, proactive care so that the participant can enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Who is Eligible for LIFE?

Eligible participants are 55 years old or older, live in the designated service area, meet the state’s medical requirements for nursing facility level of care, and are able to live safely in the community.

How Can I Learn More About LIFE?

Call the PA CHC Helpline at 1-844-824-3655 for an explanation of the enrollment requirements, and medical and financial eligibility process. You can also contact https://www.npaonline.org/ to find a local LIFE program. Visit their website at www.lifepittsburgh.org. 

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