Benefits of the LIFE Program
Senior LIFE coordinates all Medicare and Medicaid Services
Once a person enrolls in Senior LIFE, all approved Medicare- and Medicaid-covered services are provided through the program. These services are designed to meet the health needs of members, but the benefits of the LIFE program don’t stop there. The LIFE program is designed to meet the medical, social and spiritual needs specific to each member.
Senior LIFE Provides Prescription Medication Coverage at No Cost
This means that members receive all medications, including those covered by Part D, through Senior LIFE. There’s no need to travel to outside pharmacies or deal with the headaches of insurance.
Senior LIFE Supports Family Caregivers
We understand that being a caregiver is full of challenges. You likely have questions, worries, and fears about how to best care for your loved one. Senior LIFE helps to alleviate those fears. We partner with caregivers to provide quality care for their loved ones and give much-needed help, support, and peace of mind.
Senior LIFE Provides Person-Centered Care
Health is personal. That’s why when it comes to making decisions about a member’s care, members and their caregivers are always involved. Our team meets face-to-face with members at the local LIFE center to help determine a plan that best meets their individual needs. Every aspect of their care is personalized and the care plan changes as the member’s needs change.
Senior LIFE Emphasizes Prevention
Our primary goal is to help members live independently in the community for as long as possible. To make that possible, we focus on preventive care, including regular medical checkups and screenings.
Senior LIFE Provides Transportation
Whether a member needs transportation to the Senior LIFE Center or to other medical appointments within the community, free transportation is available. Senior LIFE provides ‘through-the-door’ transportation to the LIFE Center, to all medical appointments, across all healthcare settings and other locations as approved by the team. Our trained transportation team ensures that members make it safely to each destination.
All services with the exception of emergency care are provided and/or coordinated by Senior LIFE and must be approved. Participants are responsible for any unauthorized services as determined by Senior LIFE. In-Network and out-of-network emergency services are covered by Senior LIFE.
Better Outcomes for Seniors
Because aging comes with challenges, it can sometimes seem like a nursing home or assisted living facility is the only option. Senior LIFE offers a different solution—one with clear benefits.
Senior LIFE is a provider of the program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) called LIFE in Pennsylvania. The LIFE Program is a Medicare and Medicaid approved long-term care program that provides complete medical care and supportive services for persons 55 years and older so that they can remain living in their home.
- LIFE/PACE members spend fewer days in the hospital and in nursing homes.3 We help members stay at home longer through a combination of in-home care and Senior LIFE Center services.
- LIFE/PACE members are more likely to maintain their physical function.2
- LIFE/PACE members are more likely to report satisfaction with life and a higher quality of life than those in other programs.5
- LIFE/PACE members rarely unenroll from the program, which generally means they are satisfied with the care they are receiving.1, 4
All services with the exception of emergency care are provided and/or coordinated by Senior LIFE and must be approved. Participants may be responsible for the cost of any unauthorized services used outside the network with the exception of emergency care.
To get started with Senior LIFE, call the location nearest you or 1-877-998-LIFE (5433).
1.Kunz E, Shannon K. PACE: Managed care for the frail elderly. The American Journal of Managed Care 2:301-304, 1996. Page 303. This study was sponsored by the National PACE Association. Ongoing operation of PACE is financed with Medicare and Medicaid funds, under waivers authorized by the Health Care Financing Administration's Office of Research and Demonstration. Senior LIFE is a member of the National PACE Association. Sample Size 2,709, 11 PACE Organizations surveyed.
2. Mancuso D, Yamashiro G, Felver B. PACE: An Evaluation. Olympia WA. This study was sponsored by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Research and Data Analysis Division, June 29, 2005. Page 2 and Page 7. Senior LIFE has no direct relationship with this entity. Sample Size 227 PACE Enrolles from Providence ElderPlace PACE site in Seattle.
3. Chatterji, P., Burstein, N.R., Kidder, D., White, A. 1998. Evaluation of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Demonstration: The Impact of PACE on Participant Outcomes. Cambridge, Mass.: Abt Associates. Page 29-31. Health Care Financing Administration sponsored the study. Senior LIFE has no relationship with this entity. Sample size 11 PACE Organizations. This study uses five analysis samples: (1) survey outcomes measured 6 months after the baseline survey (N = 1098); (2) survey outcomes measured 12 months after the baseline survey (N = 783); (3) survey outcomes measured 18 months after the baseline survey (N = 529); (4) survey outcomes measured 24 months after the baseline survey (N = 296); and (5) mortality during time period between the home visit date and June 30, 1997 (N = 1255). Each analysis sample includes baseline survey data which was used to create covariates in the regression analysis.
4.Temkin-Greener H, Rong N, Mukamel DB. Predicting place of death in the program for all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE): Participant vs. program characteristics. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 50: Pages 125-135, 2002. Study conducted and sponsored by Community Coalition for Long Term Care, Inc., 10 Gibbs Street, Suite 410, Rochester, New York 14604. Senior LIFE has no direct relationship with this entity. Sample size consists of 2,263 PACE Participants from 12 PACE Sites.
5.White, A.J. 1998. Evaluation of the Program of All-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) demonstration: The effect of PACE on costs to Medicare: A Comparison of Medicare capitation rates to projected costs in the absence of PACE. Cambridge, Mass.: Abt Associates. Page 26 - 27. Health Care Financing Administration sponsored the study. Senior LIFE has no relationship with this entity. The samples used in this report are drawn from those who were eligible for and made an initial application to PACE. The treatment group consists of those who enrolled in PACE during the January 1995- February 1997 data collection period. During the study period, 3,009 individuals were recorded who met the eligibility criteria as having applied to the PACE program.