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A New Name for ILS Program: ElderONE

At a pivotal time for senior health services, Rochester General Health System’s Independent Living for Seniors (ILS) program has taken on a new name to match its new community importance.

ILS is now called ElderONE, an affiliate of Rochester General Health System. The program allows frail seniors to live at home with highly coordinated support from a single team of medical, transportation and personalized care service providers.

ElderONE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a nationally recognized model that provides a full spectrum of medical care – both those services typically covered by Medicare and Medicaid, and additional medically necessary services. This can include prescription drugs, doctor care, transportation, home care, checkups, hospital visits, and rehabilitation. These comprehensive services allow participants to remain in their own homes safely – retaining their independence, their personal and neighborhood connections and their quality of life.

Due to the growing senior population and rising health care costs, New York State has encouraged the carefully planned downsizing of traditional nursing homes in favor of programs like ElderONE that follow a recognized Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) model. Additionally, the state is asking all individuals who have ongoing care needs and are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid to join a recognized MLTC program such as ElderONE.

For additional details, call 585.922.2831 or visit www.ElderONE.org.