Eligibility and Financial Criteria

To qualify to become a LIFE Geisinger participant, individuals must:

  • Be age 55 or older
  • Live within the designated service territory in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, and Schuylkill Counties
  • Be able to live safely within the community with services provided by LIFE Geisinger
  • Meet the clinical nursing home criteria as determined by the Area Agency On Aging 

Funding for the LIFE program is received from Medicare, Medicaid and/or Private Monies.  Financial eligibility is based on current Medical Assistance Criteria or the ability to pay privately.

2017 Medical Assistance Guidelines state an individual’s monthly gross income must be < $2205 and liquid assets must be < $8000.

Please call our knowledgable Enrollment Staff to review your specific situation  and have all of your questions answered.