Presentation on theme: "LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. A Ministry of Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania."— Presentation transcript:
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. A Ministry of Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. Our Mission LIFE Lutheran Services witnesses to the gospel of Jesus Christ by providing comprehensive health care and social support to maximize the quality of life for older adults in the communities that we serve.
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. What is LIFE? Living Independence for the Elderly Nationally known as PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care of the Elderly) Three way agreement between CMS, Dept. of Long Term Living and LIFE
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. What is LIFE? An integrated system of care for the elderly that is: –Community-based –Comprehensive –Coordinated
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. Who Does LIFE Serve? Residents of the LIFE service area who are 55 years old or older Are clinically eligible as determined by the Area Agency on Aging Meet financial eligibility requirements or be willing to pay privately Able to live safely in the community with services from LIFE Willing to receive services through LIFE
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. The LIFE Model Philosophy Honors what our elders want: To stay in familiar surroundings To maintain autonomy To maintain a maximum level of physical, social and cognitive function.
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. Services Day services and recreational therapies Primary medical care and specialty services Nursing Nutritional counseling and meals
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. Services Prescription drugs and other medical supplies and equipment Vision, dental, hearing and foot care Social services and behavioral health care Home health care and personal care
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. Software Implementation Paper documentation was completed during the development of the 1 st LIFE Center in Chambersburg. Homeworks was introduced in 2010, but was not able to meet the needs of the LIFE Center independently for compliance Powerworks was implemented in 2011 as a supplement for compliance of LIFE/PACE documentation.
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. IT Challenges Software that is PACE specific Integrative software that communicates between multiple locations and levels of services Training and implementation Reimbursement for services provided
LIFE Lutheran Services, Inc. IT Growth and Incentives How can we meet our dedicated staff needs to provide superior care via Interdisciplinary approach How can we meet our participants needs –IPAD –Its Never 2late –Monitoring via virtual systems