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Live In Your Home, Not a Nursing Home
At Senior LIFE, our goal is to help you stay in your own home


It can be a struggle to find an alternative to a nursing home that allows older adults to live in their home independently but still get the care that they need. That’s why there’s Senior LIFE.

Senior LIFE is the local LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) Program that provides healthcare and personal support services for seniors who want to continue to live in their home and not a nursing home.

Services include access to the LIFE Health and Wellness Center, medical care, home care, therapies, medications, transportation, and much more. To make life even easier, Senior LIFE provides and coordinates all Medicare and Medicaid benefits through a single network, so seniors don't have to deal with multiple insurance companies or care managers. Members have their own nurse, social worker, and the doctors even make house calls.

Why seniors are picking the LIFE program.
Members, their family, and Senior LIFE staff see the program’s positive the effects every day. Tina McLee, a Senior LIFE social worker, described a new member’s experience by saying,
“When Bill came to Senior LIFE, he had been in the hospital followed by a nursing home stay three times in three months. It was a vicious cycle for him. Now after five years in the LIFE program, Bill is healthier, happier, and has not had any nursing home stays.” What does Bill think? “I give credit to Senior LIFE,” he said, “for me still being alive.”

Before Senior LIFE, Cindy, the wife of a LIFE member, was drowning in medical bills and the stress of caring for her husband was taking a toll on her. Because of their income, she didn’t think they would qualify for long-term care Medicaid. With the help of a Senior LIFE outreach coordinator, Cindy was happy to learn that she did qualify for Medicaid. Now, with the care and services provided by Senior LIFE staff, Cindy's husband has eliminated all of the medical bills, and her stress has been relieved. Cindy can now continue to work outside the home and doesn't have to worry about her husband getting good care or how she is going to pay for it. According to Cindy, "Senior LIFE has been caring and most helpful to us."

Is Senior LIFE right for you?
To be eligible for Senior LIFE, you must:

  • Be age 55 or older
  • Be determined as medically eligible
  • Live in an area served by Senior LIFE
  • Be able to live safely in the community

More benefits

  • No cost to enroll
  • No co pays
  • No deductibles

Has your healthcare coverage changed?
If you’ve been affected by changes to your healthcare coverage or been auto-assigned to a Medicaid Plan, it’s not too late to explore an alternative option. You can select the LIFE Program at any time.

Call today to schedule your FREE LUNCH and TOUR of your local LIFE Health and Wellness Center. Complimentary transportation provided. 1-877-998-LIFE (5433)

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