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LIFE Pittsburgh is Your Option with Community HealthChoices – Enroll in the LIFE Program today.
By Jennifer Sestina


Pennsylvania is changing the way Medicaid services are delivered through a new program called Community HealthChoices. The program launches in January 2018 and requires Medicaid and Medicare individuals to select one of three Managed Care Organizations or the LIFE Program to receive long-term services and support.

While Managed Care Organ­izations begin providing care on January 1, eligible individuals can enroll in the LIFE program today and begin to receive their services without a prolonged wait. Additionally, anyone that is currently receiving or eligible for Aging Waiver services is eligible for the LIFE Program and can transition to LIFE.

“LIFE Pittsburgh has been honored to serve hundreds of seniors with complex medical, social and economic challenges over the last 18 years,” says Joann Gago, RN, MSN, and Chief Executive Officer of LIFE Pittsburgh. 

The LIFE Program is a proven model of care that allows the elderly to live independently while receiving the services and support they need. LIFE Pittsburgh not only offers all Medicare and Medicaid services, but the program also has many additional services, in the LIFE Centers, in one’s home and, if needed, in a hospital or facility. Services include medical care, home care, personal care, medications, transportation and more for people age 55 and older. Plus, there are no costs for those who qualify.

According to Joann Gago, “Our goal is to support the older adult through their senior years with care and compassion. Importantly, we partner with our seniors in a personal way to provide all the care and services they need. We want all eligible older adults to know about our program as strong, experienced and an available option in this new Community HeathChoices program.” 

To learn more about LIFE Pittsburgh and Community HealthChoices, visit LIFEPittsburgh.org or call 412-388-8050 TTY:711.

About LIFE Pittsburgh:
LIFE Pittsburgh is a local, nonprofit organization that is part of the national PACE Association and provides comprehensive care to elderly seniors who may not otherwise be able to live independently at home. LIFE Pittsburgh serves seniors in Western Allegheny County and operates six centers.

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