For Medical Professionals
Senior LIFE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Pennsylvania. It is specifically designed to serve older adults who require coordinated care services to continue living at home. Senior LIFE offers 12 locations across 14 Pennsylvania counties.
As part of the program, members are able to maintain independence and live within the community, while receiving healthcare and supportive services. These services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of caregivers who both live and work in the community, so they have a unique understanding of the needs of those they serve.
Indicators for Referral
Certain life situations may indicate that one of your patients could benefit from enrolling in Senior LIFE, the program for PACE in Pennsylvania. Individuals may benefit if:
- They have chronic medical needs that require or would benefit from close coordination and integration among a preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care.
- They would benefit from an integrated, coordinated pharmacy benefit that includes a single point of administrative and clinical medication management.
- They have informal supports that are at risk of withdrawing without more extensive caregiver support services.
- They present with a need for improved socialization and recreation such as may be received in an adult day care program.
- They present with a need for restorative services such as improved nutrition or physical, occupational, or speech therapy.
- They would benefit from integrated door-through-door transportation to and from adult day care services and medical appointments.
- They have family members or other caregivers who need additional support.
- They have a history of multiple emergency room visits, hospitalizations, or short-term nursing facility placements.
Make a Referral to Senior LIFE, the Program for PACE in Pennsylvania
If you believe a patient could benefit from Senior LIFE services, making referral is easy. To make a referral, simply complete the form below.
A Senior LIFE professional will call your patient to explain the program and assess the patient for eligibility. From there, the patient’s physician will be asked to write a written referral for a Level of Care assessment from the Area Agency on Aging.