A supportive, social alternative to nursing care
As we age, it becomes even more important to take care of our health—and the social connections that give life warmth and meaning. LifeCircles offers seniors who qualify for a nursing home level of care the option to stay at home with social and medical supports. A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), LifeCircles is a partnership of Porter Hills, Mercy Health Partners and Senior Resources. It is the only program of its kind serving residents in this community. We serve Muskegon and Northern Ottawa county seniors through our Muskegon campus and the rest of Ottawa county (except Jenison & Grandville which are served by the PACE program in Grand Rapids) and much of Allegan county through our Holland campus.
How it works:
- You meet PACE requirements if you are 55 or older, certified by the state to require a nursing home level of care, able to live safely in the community with PACE supports and a resident of the program’s service area.
- All costs are covered for people with Medicare and Medicaid benefits unless admitted to a nursing facility or seeking medical care outside of the approved network of providers (except for emergency services). Services offered include all services provided by Medicaid and Medicare in addition to home care, dental, hearing, vision, prescriptions, medical transportation and much more. With LifeCircles there is never a deductible or co-payment for any drug, service or care approved by the PACE team.
- You create and live your individual life plan with a team of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, transportation coordinators and other experts devoted to your well-being and your wishes. We collaborate with you and your caregiver to continually ensure all your needs are met, even when they change.
- You stay home—and stay connected with home healthcare and personal care, nutrition services and much more. By attending the Day Center, you’ll see friends, enjoy a meal and get all of your healthcare provided. We’ll provide transportation to and from the Day Center and to any outside medical appointments.
Learn more at lifecircles-pace.org, or call 231-733-8655.