LIFE Geisinger for independent-minded seniors
Improving quality of life and care for the elderly—with the comforts of home
Senior citizens might need a little extra help here and there. But that doesn’t mean they want to be babied.
Seniors are living longer. They want their independence. And if they can overcome health challenges that may come their way, they’re going to live life on their own terms. In their own homes.
And LIFE Geisinger can help.
Geisinger is there
Giving seniors a say in their own lifestyle
LIFE Geisinger (Living Independently For Elders) provides additional independence for seniors, their families and caregivers. If older adults live in our service area and meet program requirements, the LIFE Geisinger Program can help them stay in their homes and get the daily living and health services they need.
Providing care. 24/7
Our team of professionals is on call all day, every day for extra piece of mind. If care is needed for non-emergencies, we'll be there.
The LIFE Geisinger team is also recognized as a national leader in caring for individuals with dementia disorders such as Alzheimer's. In fact, we're designated as an Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Works with PACE
LIFE Geisinger is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), an optional benefit under both Medicare and Medicaid for older people who meet the standards for nursing home care. It features:
- Comprehensive medical and social services at adult day health centers, home, and/or inpatient facilities.
- A team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals who assess participant needs, develop care plans and deliver services that permit them to continue living at home. PACE is available only in States which have chosen to offer PACE under Medicaid.
Eligible individuals who wish to participate must voluntarily enroll. PACE enrollees also must:
- Be at least 55 years of age.
- Live in the PACE service area.
- Be screened by a team of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals as meeting that state's nursing facility level of care.
- At the time of enrollment, be able to safely live in a community setting.