Senior LIFE is an alternative to nursing homes, designed to help seniors live their best lives at home. Through Senior LIFE services, members are able to access the health care and support they need—and still have the independence they want. Each member of the Senior LIFE Program receives an individualized care plan that covers all medically necessary services, including the services listed below.
At Senior LIFE, our goal is to help seniors live safely at home and in the community. We offer a unique alternative to nursing homes by providing and coordinating health-related and supportive services for our members. Members and their families work with the Senior LIFE team to create an individualized care plan which includes a variety of services.
We understand that caregivers need a helping hand. That’s why many of our services are available at the Senior LIFE Center and in the home, including:
As part of Senior LIFE, we help members maintain independence by assisting with their personal hygiene. This may include in-home services that provide compassionate help with dressing, toileting, showering or bathing, grooming, and doing light housekeeping. These services can help members maintain a sense of dignity and self-confidence.
Many seniors take several medications to manage multiple health conditions. Taking those medications correctly is a key part of maintaining good health and avoiding unnecessary hospitalization.
Once a member enrolls in Senior LIFE, all medications are provided by Senior LIFE and all medication needs are managed by the program.
Senior LIFE also provides Medication Therapy Management. A trained Senior LIFE pharmacist will consult with members to answer questions about particular medications and to help members understand their medications more completely.
We understand that it can be difficult to manage medications when there are multiple prescriptions involved. Medications are provided to members in a way that is convenient and easy to understand. This includes:
- The medications delivered directly to the home
- Easy-to-use, presorted medication pouches that identify when to take meds
- Instructions and information available in multiple languages
As we age, it can become more difficult to do a number of things—from walking to taking care of daily activities to speech. Rehabilitation is designed to help seniors overcome these challenges and get back to living their best lives.
Senior LIFE offers various types of therapy for members. Depending on members’ individual care plans, they may receive any of the three types or even all of them.
This type of therapy helps members perform activities of daily life, which helps them stay self-sufficient. Occupational therapy could include exercises to practice walking or getting in or out of a chair or a bed.
This type of therapy helps members overcome challenges associated with the body and movement. Physical therapy could include exercise to improve strength and balance, massage therapies and thermal therapies.
This type of therapy helps members recover from issues related to speech, swallowing, and cognition (understanding).
This type of therapy uses recreation and activity to help maintain and restore members' cognitive and motor functioning, while building confidence, coping skills and increasing socialization.
We are committed to keeping members independent as long as possible. There are no limits on rehabilitation or the amount of therapy services a member can receive.
You have enough things to consider when it comes to your loved one’s health other than how you’ll get to his or her medical appointments. Senior LIFE takes care of that concern by providing dependable, safe senior transportation.
We will provide transportation to our members:
- To and from the Senior LIFE Center
- To and from all medical appointments coordinated by the care team
- Emergency medical transportation
Senior LIFE takes care of members by providing dependable, safe, through-the-door transportation.
Our nutritional needs change as we age, and it can be hard to make sense of the changes. Senior LIFE helps members understand and manage those needs through nutritional counseling.
Our team is specially trained in the unique dietary needs of seniors. As part of that team, a registered dietitian provides members with nutritional counseling and diet planning, based on their individual needs and medical conditions––such as diabetes and hypertension.
Nutritional deficiencies are common among seniors. Our team of providers work together to address any deficiencies and make adjustments to diet accordingly.
When members visit the Senior LIFE Center, meals that meet their dietary needs are provided.
In addition to caring for members’ health-related needs, Senior LIFE also provides help with emotional, family, and social issues. When members enroll, they are assigned a social worker who manages and coordinates their care.
Social workers are able to connect members with helpful resources within the community, as well as provide family support and individual counseling.
Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging at any time. When that loved one is dealing with a serious illness, caregivers may experience a range of emotions and need additional support.
Palliative care is a specialized type of medical care for those who are dealing with a serious illness.
We strive to help members stay healthy and active for as long as possible. But when a member has a life-limiting illness, the Senior LIFE team is trained in palliative care. The same Senior LIFE team that works with members every day will be there to help ease the transition to end of life care.
This care can be provided by the Senior LIFE team in many places, including the member’s home, a family member's home, a nursing facility, or the hospital.
Senior LIFE's health and wellness center is similar to a senior center but is much more. The health and wellness centers are staffed by doctors and nurses and other healthcare professionals. They're a warm and inviting place where LIFE members can socialize, receive hot meals, see the doctor, and receive therapies from your healthcare and personal services team.
- Primary care
- Preventive care
- Emergency room care
- Access to on-call emergency assistance from a doctor or nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Behavioral health care and counseling
- Medical specialists
- Vision care - exams and glasses
- Dental care - including dentures
- Foot care - including podiatry care, diabetic shoes, and orthotics
- Audiology - hearing tests and hearing aids
- House calls
- Home aides to help you with things like bathing, grooming, and dressing
- Help doing laundry
- Light housekeeping assistance
- Help with groceries
- In-home modifications
- In-home medical equipment and supplies – things like walkers and wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen, diabetes testing supplies, bandages
- Incontinence supplies
- Meal services
- Personal emergency notification and response systems
- Transportation to doctors’ offices
- Home health nurse
- Hospital care
- Medical procedures
- Prescription drugs, including free home delivery
- Medication management assistance
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Speech therapy
- Nutrition counseling
- Medical imaging
- Laboratory services
- Skilled nursing facility care
- Rehabilitation center care
- Nursing home care
- Free transportation
The LIFE Program will be the participants sole service provider. The LIFE Program provides access to all services but can not guarantee access to specific providers.