(LIVING INDEPENDENCE FOR THE ELDERLY)
LIFE is an option that allows older Pennsylvanians to live independently while receiving services and supports that meet the health and personal needs of the individual.
Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is a managed care program that provides a comprehensive, all-inclusive package of medical and supportive services. The program is known nationally as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). All PACE providers in Pennsylvania have "LIFE" in their name. The first programs were implemented in Pennsylvania in 1998.
To be eligible for LIFE, you must:
Locate a LIFE Provider in your area, or call the PA CHC Helpline at 1-844-824-3655 (TTY 1-833-254-0690)
For more information about the LIFE Program, visit www.palifeprograms.org.
OADLC Incident Reports:
BIPA 903 Waiver Requests (from NPA)
Section 903 of the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000 allows states to modify or waive certain regulatory provisions to meet the needs of PACE organizations.
Apply to be a PACE Provider (from NPA)
Information for providers interested in becoming a PACE provider:
For PACE Providers – Expansion Application Process (from NPA)
PACE organizations can expand their service area or add a new PACE center by submitting a PACE Expansion Application. There are three scenarios under which a PACE provider may expand operations. Each scenario contains a list of steps that must be followed for expansion approval.
PACE Marketing Guidelines Memorandum
CMS Care Planning Guidance
ACT 13 – 1997 Mandatory Abuse Reporting
Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA)
Hearings and Appeals