Altoona, Pa — Senior LIFE Altoona Location, a Medicare and Medicaid approved long-term care program that provides complete medical care and supportive services for persons 55 years and older, is expanding their current center to better meet the needs of seniors in Altoona and the surrounding communities. The expansion is currently planned for completion by the end of December with a grand re-opening celebration mid-January 2017.
The Senior LIFE Altoona Location opened its doors in April 2012 with the goal of keeping seniors in the local community living independently in their homes. The Senior LIFE Altoona program has experienced tremendous growth in the last four years, successfully growing to 90 members. The program, which is funded by Medicare and Medicaid, brings together a coordinated team of doctors, nurses, social workers, dieticians, therapists and home health aides to provide seniors with an individualized care plan and coordinated health and personal care services that address their unique medical care and social needs.
The center is expanding an additional 3,700 square feet to allow more services for the members who visit Monday through Friday. This additional space features an extended day room area, 5 additional bathrooms, a new gym and therapy area, new exam rooms and clinic, and new administrative office space.
The program’s services are provided both at the Senior LIFE Altoona Location located at 1311 Twelfth Avenue, and in member’s homes. Designed to allow medically eligible seniors to remain in their homes independently, Senior LIFE provides meals, comprehensive healthcare and therapy services, social and recreational activities, full clinical care, social services and personal care.
To be eligible for Senior LIFE services, seniors must be 55 years of age or older, reside in the designated service area, be determined medically eligible and able to be safely served in their home and community. Senior LIFE’s support services allow caregivers to maintain their personal and professional commitments while securing safe, friendly care for loved ones. There is no cost for the services for those who qualify.
For more information about the Senior LIFE program, call 814-943-2273 or visit .
About Senior LIFE
Senior LIFE is a provider of the LIFE Program in Pennsylvania. LIFE is a Medicare and Medicaid program for persons 55 years of age and older. The program uses a team approach to provide seniors in the local community with medical, social, nutritional, rehabilitation and home support services so that they can remain in their homes.
Faith Sobel, Marketing Coordinator, Senior LIFE PA