Our healthcare heroes help protect you
by providing the medical care and services you need to help keep you at home
Services may include:
- In-home wellness checks
- On-call nurse, doctors & staff available 24/7
- Tele-health options with medical providers
- Home health and personal care
- Nutritional counseling
- Personal care and grooming
- Specialty care
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Speech/language therapy
- Social Services and more
For a complete list of services, please visit: https://seniorlifepa.com/about
LIFE/PACE Program Demonstrated Safer Than Nursing Home Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that LIFE/PACE Programs, with their focus on keeping participants at home and in the community, are safer and more effective than nursing home care. The Senior LIFE healthcare program is a provider of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) called LIFE in Pennsylvania.
Senior LIFE 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.
According to the National PACE Association, the rate of LIFE/PACE residents that have died from COVID is one third lower than for nursing home residents. The rate of cases among PACE participants was also one third lower than nursing home residents.
There are no costs for services for Medicaid eligible persons for the LIFE Program. Senior LIFE’s services are customized to meet the specific needs of each individual and include physicians and specialists, nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapies, personal and home care, medications, meals and nutritional counseling, eye, dental and foot care, durable medical equipment and more.
During the pandemic, the LIFE/PACE model has demonstrated resiliency and increased potential for the future by continuing to provide all the care and services necessary to help keep their participants in the community. In response to COVID-19, Senior LIFE has substantially and swiftly adapted to continue to meet all members’ care and service’s needs.
*Statistics from National Pace Association, January 2021. The National PACE Association (NPA) works to advance the efforts of PACE programs, which coordinate and provide preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so older individuals can continue living in the community. The PACE model of care is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. For more information, visit www.NPAonline.org
We are working to help keep seniors safe from COVID-19
To assure that Senior LIFE members stay as healthy and as functional as possible during this time, we have taken the following actions.
We have adopted CDC and CMS guidelines for COVID19 including screening for participants and staff and precautions to prevent transmission;
- We will continue to provide care throughout clinics and in the home, using recommended screening and precautions;
We will make sure you continue to receive medications
- We will continue routine and non-routine assessments, including if you request new or increased services, unless you object;
- We will be modifying care plans on an individual basis for longer-term closure of the day centers, offering additional services where necessary to prevent decline;
- We have communication and coordinated with our network nursing homes regarding their screening, admissions and visitation policies and are reaching out to other providers (dental, behavioral health, etc.) to do the same
ABOUT SENIOR LIFE
Senior LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) is state and federally funded Medicare and Medicaid Program that provides long-term care for seniors so that they can remain living at home and out of a nursing facility.
Senior LIFE is a team-based model of care based on the idea of effectively and efficiently treating seniors with multiple chronic conditions outside of the hospital and nursing home settings.
Even prior to the new healthcare challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, Senior LIFE collaborates with caregivers to provide the care seniors need while living safely at home.