Senior LIFE Celebrates National PACE Month
Observance Highlights the Promise of LIFE to Help Seniors Live Independently at Home
September is National PACE Month, celebrating the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Senior LIFE is a provider of the PACE program, called LIFE in Pennsylvania. The innovative model of care allows seniors with long-term care needs to remain living in their community for as long as possible, as independently as possible. More than 95 percent of PACE participants live outside of a nursing home.
“This year National PACE Month is a reminder of the hard work and resilience of the staff at Senior LIFE as they work under very difficult circumstances to serve seniors in our community,” said Faith Sobel, marketing coordinator for Senior LIFE
The value of the PACE/LIFE model of care has been reinforced by the experience of PACE/LIFE participants nationally during the pandemic. The incidence of PACE/LIFE participants contracting or dying from COVID-19 was one-third the rate of nursing home residents.
The pandemic was disruptive and challenging for all Americans, but the LIFE model of care demonstrated its value as a flexible system of care that can adapt to serve the needs of individual members. As the country looks at long-term care in a new light and searches for nursing homes alternatives, LIFE stands as a proven model that is more affordable, provides better care, and helps individuals achieve their highest quality of life.
“This year, we celebrate National PACE Month as we work to recover from the historic COVID-19 pandemic, which provides a unique perspective to celebrate the original development of the PACE model of care and envision a future where every American will have access to PACE,” said Shawn Bloom, president and CEO of the National PACE Association (NPA).
To enroll in Senior LIFE, seniors must be 55 years or older, live in the PACE service area, qualify for a nursing home level of care, and be able to live safely in the community. Applying is free, and there is no obligation to enroll. To learn more about the LIFE Program, or to see if it’s the right fit for you and your loved ones, please visit us online at www.seniorlifepa.com
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