Elder Care

In partnership with Lutheran SeniorLife, Heritage Valley Health System is proud to sponsor LIFE Beaver County & LIFE Lawrence County as an extension of its mission to address both the prevention and treatment of disease throughout the continuum of life. The program, which also serves as the participants’ health plan, is part of a national program called PACE (Program for the All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly), and is one of several LIFE programs operating in western Pennsylvania. LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly) helps older adults continue living in their homes with comprehensive and coordinated services to address a range of needs that often accompany the aging process. LIFE also makes life easier for families and friends currently providing caregiving. The program lifts the burden of worry often felt by families by partnering with them to manage all of the complex medical, functional and social needs for their loved one. LIFE coordinates doctors’ appointments and nursing care. If family members and friends are sharing the responsibility for carrying out the over all program of care, they gain peace of mind knowing that their loved one has a better quality of life while living at home.