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New Website Launched For Pennsylvania Seniors - LIFE Program


Jeffersonville, PAThe Pennsylvania LIFE Provider Alliance (PALPA) has launched a new, interactive website,, mapping the location of 32 LIFE Centers around the state. 
The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as it is known nationally and called Living Independence For the Elderly (LIFE) in Pennsylvania, is an innovative long-term managed care services delivery model that enables individuals who are 55 years old or older, certified by the state to need nursing home care and are able to live safely in their home at the time of enrollment to live as independently as possible within their homes and community. 
Frank Byrne, President and CEO of PALPA stated, “Through LIFE, today’s fragmented health care financing and delivery system comes together to serve the unique needs of each individual in a way that makes sense.  PALPA’s website was developed to ensure that seniors, their family members and caregivers, providers and policymakers are aware of this innovative long-term managed care program.”   
LIFE provides participants regular access to doctors and other primary care professionals who know them and who specialize in caring for older people. Transportation systems are used to provide access to the supportive services, medical specialists, therapies and other medical care, including hospital, rehabilitation and nursing home services when necessary -- all with the objective of enabling participants to live longer healthy lives in their homes and community.
In 1997, Congress authorized PACE/LIFE as a permanent Medicare benefit and a Medicaid state plan option. The LIFE financing model combines payments from Medicare and Medicaid or private pay sources into one bundled payment to provide the entire continuum of health care and social services in response to a person’s individual needs.
For more information about the LIFE Program and PALPA visit the PALPA website at or contact Frank Byrne, President and CEO at .  To get a comprehensive overview of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), please visit the National PACE Association website at:



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