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Learn about LIFE Geisinger

LIFE Geisinger

Specialized services to help our seniors live independently

LIFE Geisinger is a program for adults 55 and older designed to give seniors the support they need to live at home. You or your loved one can keep living independently while using our comprehensive daily living and health services. Our compassionate and experienced team coordinates care based on individual needs, offering caregivers relief and support.

By getting to know our LIFE Geisinger senior members, we can create a care plan that fits specific needs — and changes with those needs over time. And as a full-service health system, we offer specialized senior health and medical care, as well as a full range of daily activities to enhance our participants' quality of life.

Questions? Contact us at 800-395-8759 (TTY: 711) at the hours listed below for each location.

LIFE Geisinger Kulpmont

life geisinger kulpmont
1100 Spruce St. Kulpmont, PA 17834
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LIFE Geisinger Lewistown

LIFE Geisinger Lewistown facility
106 Derry Heights Blvd. Lewistown, PA 17044 | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LIFE Geisinger Scranton

life geisinger scranton
2300 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA 1850
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LIFE Geisinger Wilkes-Barre*

life geisinger wilkes-barre
25 Church St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18765
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility and financial criteria

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

  • Be age 55 or older
  • Meet eligibility criteria for nursing facility level of care
  • Be able to live safely in the community with services from LIFE Geisinger
  • Live in one of the following counties: Columbia, Juniata, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill or Snyder 

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.

Enrollment

For LIFE Geisinger to provide the most efficient and effective service, we must provide and/or arrange for all of our participants' healthcare needs. An enrollee may be fully and personally liable for the costs of unauthorized services. (This does not include emergency services.)

A LIFE participant may request to voluntarily disenroll from the LIFE Geisinger program at any time without cause. A participant's voluntary disenrollment is effective on the first day of the month following the date the PACE organization receives the participant's notice of voluntary disenrollment. 

While the enrollment process has several steps, we're here to help you every step of the way. For more information on how to enroll, fill out the form on the right. 

Click here to view the LIFE Geisinger participant rights

Click here to view the LIFE Geisinger appeal procedure

Click here to view the LIFE Geisinger grievance procedure

Fill out the form below and a member of our team will contact you within 2 business days.

LIFE Geisinger health services

Our way of caring for seniors includes preventive care, medical care, social services and long-term care, when necessary. We want seniors and their families to have peace of mind, knowing they will be safe and properly cared for. And our team will create a tailored plan with you or your loved one in mind to provide the right type of care.

LIFE Geisinger’s comprehensive services include:

Health and medical services

We offer a full range of health and medical services, at our day centers or in your home, designed to help you maintain your health and independence. Our health care team is available on-site every day and includes a primary care doctor who specializes in geriatric medicine, nurses, therapists, dieticians and other support staff. Our medical staff is on call evenings, weekends and holidays.

Our health services may include:

  • Primary care and specialist care
  • Nursing services
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • On-site lab tests, X-rays and other basic diagnostic services
  • Pharmacy and medication management
  • Prosthetics, orthotics, medical supplies, personal care supplies, medical appliances, and durable medical equipment
  • Podiatry services including routine foot care
  • Vision and eye care, including eyeglasses
  • Dental care, including dentures
  • Behavioral health
  • Audiology, including hearing aids
  • Personal care for bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Homemaker and chore services when needed
  • Meals at the center and/or at home
  • Respite care when needed
  • In-patient care
  • End-of-life services
  • Nursing facility services
  • Emergency care
  • Transportation with door-to-door service to/from our center and outside medical appointments
In-home care

If you or a loved one are struggling to keep up with daily tasks or need medical services at home, we're here for you. LIFE Geisinger in-home care offers:

  • Skilled nursing services
  • In-home visit from physicians and registered nurse practitioners
  • Social services, case management and counseling
  • Personal care
  • Homemaker chore services
  • Home-delivered meals
  • In-home respite care
  • Transportation services
Activities

Staying engaged and connected is an important part of living a healthy life. We believe socialization is a key component to well-being and often as important as the prescription medications you may take or the care you receive. At LIFE Geisinger, we offer a wide variety of activities to meet the interests and needs of all of our participants. These activities include: 

  • Community outings for lunch, shopping and area attractions
  • Craft projects
  • Art and music appreciation
  • Board/card games
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise and wellness
  • Gardening
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Pet therapy
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Spiritual reflection

Service area for LIFE Geisinger Kulpmont

Columbia county

17814      Benton
17815      Bloomsburg
17820      Catawissa
17846      Millville
17858      Numidia
17859      Orangeville/Rohrsburg
17888      Wilburton
17920      Aristes
18603      Berwick
18631      Mifflinville

Montour county

17815      Bloomsburg
17820      Catawissa
17821      Danville/Exchange/Mausdale/Mooresburg
17822      Danville
17824      Elysburg
17847      Milton

Northumberland county

17801      Sunbury
17821      Danville
17823      Dornsife
17824      Bear Gap/Elysburg
17825      Excelsior
17828      Gowen City
17832      Marion Heights
17834      Kulpmont
17836      Leck Kill
17840      Locust Gap
17847      Milton
17850      Montandon
17851      Atlas/Mt Carmel/Natalie
17857      Northumberland
17860      Paxinos
17865      Potts Grove
17866      Coal Township/Excelsior/Ranshaw
17867      Rebuck
17868      Riverside
17872      Shamokin
17877      Snydertown
17881      Trevorton

Schuylkill county

17823    Dornsife
17901    Pottsville/Palo Alto
17921    Ashland/Centralia/Fountain Springs
17923    Branchdale
17929    Cressona
17930    Cumbola
17931    Frackville
17932    Frackville
17934    Gilberton
17935    Girardville
17936    Gordon
17938    Hegins
17941    Klingerstown
17942    Landingville
17943    Lavelle
17944    Llewellyn
17945    Locustdale
17946    Lost Creek
17948    Mahanoy City
17949    Mahanoy Plane
17951    Marlin

17952    Mary D
17954    Minersville
17957    Muir
17959    New Philadelphia
17961    Orwigsburg
17963    Pine Grove
17964    Pitman
17965    Port Carbon
17966    Ravine
17967    Brandonville/Pattersonville/Ringtown
17968    Sacramento
17970    St. Clair
17972    Schuylkill Haven
17974    Seltzer
17976    Shenandoah
17980    Tower City
17981    Donaldson/Tremont
17983    Valley View
17985    Zion Grove


Service area for LIFE Geisinger Lewistown

Juniata county

17014     Cocolamus
17021     East Waterford
17035     Honey Grove
17044     Lewistown
17045     Liverpool
17049     Mcalisterville
17056     Mexico
17058     Mifflin
17059     Mifflintown
17062     Millerstown
17076     Oakland Mills
17082     Port Royal
17086     Richfield
17094     Thompsontown
17213     Blairs Mills
17243     Orbisonia
17853     Mt Pleasant Mills


Mifflin county

17002     Allensville
17004     Belleville
17009     Burnham
17029     Granville
17044     Lewistown
17051     McVeytown
17054     Mattawana
17060     Mill Creek
17063     Milroy
17066     Mount Union
17075     Newton Hamilton
17084     Reedsville
17099     Yeagertown
17841     McClure


Snyder county

17063     Milroy
17086     Richfield
17812     Beaver Springs
17813     Beavertown
17827     Freeburg
17831     Hummels Wharf
17833     Kreamer
17841     McClure
17842     Middleburg
17843     Middle Creek
17843     Beaver Springs
17853     Mount Pleasant Mills
17861     Paxtonville
17862     Penns Creek
17864     Port Trevorton
17870     Selinsgrove
17876     Shamokin Dam
17882     Troxelville
17889     Winfield


Service area for LIFE Geisinger Scranton and Wilkes-Barre*

Lackawanna county

18403    Archbald
18407    Carbondale
18410    Chinchilla
18411    Clarks Summit
18414    Dalton
18416    Elmhurst
18420    Fleetville
18424    Gouldsboro
18433    Jermyn
18434     Jessup
18440     La Plume
18444     Moscow
18447     Olyphant
18448     Olyphant
18452     Peckville
18471     Waverly
18501     Scranton
18502     Scranton
18503     Scranton
18504     Scranton
18505     Scranton
18507     Moosic
18508     Scranton
18509     Scranton
18510     Scranton
18512     Scranton
18514     Scranton
18515      Scranton
18517      Taylor
18518      Old Forge
18519      Dickson City
18522      Scranton
18540      Scranton
18577      Scranton
18641      Pittston
18653      Ransom

Luzerne county

17814     Benton
17815     Bloomsburg
17878     Stillwater
18603     Berwick
18612     Dallas 
18618     Harvey’s Lake
18621     Hunlock Creek
18622     Huntington Mills
18627     Lehman
18634     Nanticoke
18635     Nescopeck
18640     Pittston
18641     Pittston
18642     Duryea
18643     Pittston
18644     Wyoming
18651     Plymouth
18655     Shickshinny
18656     Sweet Valley
18660     Wapwallopen
18661     White Haven
18690     Dallas
18701     Wilkes-Barre
18702     Wilkes-Barre
18703     Wilkes-Barre
18704     Kingston/Swoyersville/Forty Fort
18705     Wilkes-Barre/Plains
18706     Wilkes-Barre/Hanover Twp 
18707     Mountain Top
18708    Shavertown
18709    Luzerne
18710    Wilkes-Barre
18711    Wilkes-Barre
18761    Wilkes-Barre
18762    Wilkes-Barre
18763    Wilkes-Barre
18764    Wilkes-Barre
18765    Wilkes-Barre
18766    Wilkes-Barre
18767    Wilkes-Barre
18768    Wilkes-Barre
18769    Wilkes-Barre
18773    Wilkes-Barre
18774    Wilkes-Barre

 


Frequently asked questions

What services aren't covered under enrollment?

LIFE Geisinger covers the same services that other Medicare or Medicaid health plans cover, except in an all-inclusive setting.

If you need care while outside of the area (such as emergency or urgent care), you will need to notify LIFE Geisinger within 48 hours or as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.

If hospitalization outside the area is needed, LIFE Geisinger will work with the care providers to transfer you back to contracted facilities when appropriate.

Will there be co-pays or deductibles?

No. Once you are enrolled in LIFE Geisinger, you will have:

  • No copayments and no deductibles (although individuals will be responsible to pay for their Medicare part B premiums).
  • All medically necessary prescription drugs. (These are covered under LIFE Geisinger Medicare Part D benefit.)
  • All necessary over-the-counter drugs
  • No threshold gaps in coverage and continuous coverage throughout the year

In some cases, there may be a monthly premium required to participate in LIFE Geisinger, depending on your income.

What are some of the main advantages of enrolling in LIFE Geisinger?

All our locations offer a full spectrum of healthcare services, including: 

  • Dedicated senior health professionals who get to know you personally
  • Complete long-term care coverage
  • Coordinated 24-hour advice and care
  • Support for family caregivers
  • Care designed specifically for your individual needs
  • One health provider to oversee your care whether at home, in a hospital or in a nursing facility
  • No coinsurance, deductibles or payments due for services you receive (for those who financially qualify)
What is the benefit of LIFE Geisinger?

At LIFE Geisinger, a dedicated, qualified team of senior professionals integrate care daily to provide individualized care plans. All our seniors’ needs are met by one team overseeing all care, including: 

  • Medical needs
  • Therapies
  • Meals and nutritional counseling
  • Social services
  • Homecare
  • Adult day services
  • Medications
  • Activities and socialization
  • Personal care

Our program enables seniors to live independently at home while receiving the services they need. And once services are determined to be a need, they are provided at no cost for eligible seniors.

What if I become sick or injured after center hours?

The LIFE Geisinger staff is on call 24/7. Our experienced medical team will advise what to do and arrange for necessary care. In the event of a medical emergency, you can count on us.

How often do participants visit the day health center?

Some of our participants come every weekday, some come two to three times a week and some come once a month. 

Our services are specific to your unique needs, so this will be based on your needs and preferences.

Designating an appointed representative

 

An appointed representative is an individual appointed by you, or authorized by the state, or other applicable law, to act on your behalf in the grievance or appeals process in connection with your claim or asserted right under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act ("the Act") and related provisions of Title XI of the Act. The person you name to be your appointed representative can be a relative, friend, advocate or doctor.

Download the form from CMS, here.

Approval by the CMS and the Office of Long Term Living February 20, 2020
Date last updated: 2/20/2020


*LIFE Geisinger Wilkes-Barre is an alternate care site (offers a limited number of on-site services; however, all LIFE services continue to be coordinated and provided)