This Forum will bring together three experts in the field of aging to discuss the future of population health through the lens of the Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) Program. The LIFE Program, also nationally known as the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), is a comprehensive program that is committed to keeping low-income seniors who are 55 and older as independent as possible, for as long as possible, in the place they call home by providing high quality healthcare with supportive services.
With four decades under its belt, the LIFE Program has been proven to effectively serve the needs of dual eligible seniors in their own homes and communities, instead of institutions. It is a Medicare program that enables seniors to receive the care they need in the community as an alternative to nursing home placement through the support of a dedicated team of professionals who coordinate every aspect of their care.
Dr. Mary Naylor, Dr. Luz Ramos-Bonner, and Pam Mammarella will examine where the LIFE Program fits into the implementation of Community HealthChoices (CHC), the commonwealth’s managed long-term services and supports initiative to care for all dual eligible seniors in PA.
- Explain the historical effectiveness of the LIFE (PACE) Program in terms of serving the needs of dual eligible seniors
- Describe where the LIFE program fits into the implementation of CHC, the commonwealth’s managed long-term services and supports initiative to care for more dual eligible seniors.
- Discuss the future of innovative services for seniors from a population health perspective.
Recommended CitationNaylor, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Mary D.; Mammarella, Pam; and Ramos-Bonner, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD, Luz S., "Re-Envisioning Population Health for Vulnerable Older Adults: The LIFE Story Today and Tomorrow" (2017). College of Population Health Forum. Presentation 114.