What is LIFE St. Francis?
“LIFE” (Living Independently For Elders) is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. The LIFE St. Francis goals are to foster independence and health, preserve dignity, and maintain individuals in their community as long as possible.
What is the LIFE team?
The LIFE team is a group of professional who work with you to provide your healthcare services. On the LIFE Team are primary care physicians, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, social workers, home health aides, dieticians, pharmacists, drivers and pastoral care counselors.
Where is LIFE St. Francis located?
We are now located at 7500 Kevin Johnson Boulevard in Bordentown, NJ. Services are provided primarily at the LIFE Center, or at home as needed. A typical day at the Center may include nursing, primary health care, occupational and physical therapy. Hot lunches are provided. Transportation to the LIFE Center is part of our services (vans with electric lifts for wheel-chair-bound and physically disabled elders.)
What if I have a problem when the center is closed?
LIFE St. Francis staff are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
What if I need hospitalization or 24-hour skilled nursing care?
If you are hospitalized, the LIFE St. Francis team will manage all of your care and follow-up. If you require rehabilitation and/or a short term nursing home stay, the St. Francis team must authorize this care and will continue to care for you until you are back safely in the community.
Who can join LIFE St. Francis?
- 55 years of age or older
- In need of nursing home level of care, but prefer to stay at home in the community
- Live in Mercer County or the towns of Florence, Roebling or Bordentown
- Able to live safely in the home with the services of LIFE St. Francis
What does LIFE St. Francis cost?
If you are on (or eligible for) Medical Assistance and living in the community, there is no cost to you.
If you are on Medicare, but not Medical Assistance, you will have a monthly premium.
How can I learn more about LIFE St. Francis?
Call (609) 599-5433. A LIFE St. Francis Representative will be glad to give you more details and answer your questions. We will also come to your home to more fully explain the program, and arrange for you to tour the LIFE Center.
Services provided by LIFE St. Francis
- Medical and nursing care
- Day Health Center
- In-Home Care
- Physical Therapy
- Hot meals & meal planning
- Foot, Eye, Hearing and Dental Care
- Family Support
- Prescription Drugs
- Nursing Home Care
For more information call 609-599-5433 or click here to request information to be sent to you.