Seniors Staying Safe at Home with LIFE Pittsburgh

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LIFE PITTSBURGH

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Jun 06, 2023

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Pennsylvania - Greater Pittsburgh Area

LIFE Pittsburgh, a nonprofit program that provides comprehensive and integrated care to seniors who may not otherwise be able to live independently at home, continues to provide care to their participants by keeping them safe in their homes during these uncertain times.

 

While adapting the process at their Adult Day Health Centers to ensure the health of current participants, LIFE Pittsburgh also left enrollment open for new participants who would benefit from access to their essential programs.  LIFE Pittsburgh has been serving the elderly population in Allegheny County for over 20 years with a comprehensive program of support services that provide seniors the ability to maintain their independence in their homes and communities. The program model, known nationally as PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), provides the participants, family, caregivers, and professional health care providers the flexibility to meet those health needs with integrative care.



Eligible participants must be 55 years old or older, live in the designated service area, meet the state’s medical requirements for nursing facility level of care, be able to live safely in the community, and be financially eligible as determined by the Allegheny County Assistance Office or be able to privately pay. Individual care plans are coordinated for each participant to assist in medical, social and daily living activities while focusing on providing care with respect and dignity as outlined in the Balanced Budget act of 1997 set forth by the National PACE association.



A participant of LIFE Pittsburgh’s team may include a doctor, registered nurse, master’s-level social worker, licensed therapist, personal care aid, or registered dietician in addition to the center manager and staff. Care for participants can be daily vital checking, solution focused health routines, communicating with family members the participant’s ongoing needs, surveying home accessibility, or providing transportation to appointments with their LIFE Pittsburgh wheelchair accessible van fleet.



To learn more about eligibility and the process of enrolling, contact LIFE Pittsburgh at 412-388-8050 TTY:711 and ask for the Enrollment Department or visit their website, www.lifepittsburgh.org. 

 

Editor’s Note:  This article was submitted by Deanna Guarnaccio, Outreach Supervisor, BS, CTRS at LIFE Pittsburgh.  To learn more about LIFE Pittsburgh visit www.lifepittsburgh.org or call 412-388-8050.

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