Fallon Health Weinberg expands services for individuals needing long-term care

Managed Long Term Care services now available for adults age 21 and older in both Erie and Niagara counties

Amherst, NY, February 17, 2015 - Fallon Health Weinberg is expanding its service area and eligibility for its Managed Long Term Care plan (MLTC). Effective today, Fallon Health Weinberg’s services will be available to eligible individuals 21 years and older in both Erie and Niagara counties.

Fallon Health Weinberg MLTC, the former Total Aging in Place program, is designed to help individuals with long-lasting chronic illnesses or disabilities to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities. The program provides and coordinates health care and supportive services to promote and support independence. Services that are covered by Fallon Health Weinberg include home care, non-emergency transportation, adult day programs and more.

Individuals who are 21 and older, live in the service area of Erie or Niagara counties, require long-term care services for more than 120 days and are eligible for Medicaid are invited to join Fallon Health Weinberg.

“The expanded programs at Fallon Health Weinberg fulfill a tremendous need in the community for people who require assistance living independently and who want more choices in their health care,” said David Dunkelman, President and CEO of Weinberg Campus. “We’re proud of the strong relationships we have with providers in the region and our ability to partner with families and caregivers to provide the comprehensive care and support individuals require to live safely at home.”

“Our MLTC program has allowed us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and their caregivers living in Erie County. As their health partner, we’ve personalized their care and integrated social support services so that they can remain living independently in the comfort of their homes,” said Courtney Fasolino, Executive Director of Fallon Health Weinberg. ”Today, we’re proud to extend this innovative solution so that even more individuals can receive the compassionate care they deserve.”

In addition to the expansion of its MLTC plan, Fallon Health Weinberg offers a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (HMO SNP) for individuals 21 years and older who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Fallon Health Weinberg has also applied to become a provider of a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people age 55 and older meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility.

“Our goal is really quite simple. We help members live the kind of lives they want to live,” said Patrick Hughes, Fallon Health President and CEO. “With all of our plan offerings, Fallon Health Weinberg offers a simple and coordinated approach to health challenges that individuals may have. Our care is based on each person’s unique experiences and health priorities and is backed by Fallon Health’s long history of managing services and care for people of all ages, incomes and health needs.”

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About Fallon Health Weinberg
Fallon Health Weinberg, located in Amherst, NY, brings together two highly respected and experienced non-profit organizations. Fallon Health, a nationally ranked and recognized health care services organization in Massachusetts, has a proven track record of managing high-risk populations through coordinated care models that improve health outcomes and ensure appropriate utilization of services. Weinberg Campus, which has provided senior housing and support to its Western NY community for nearly 100 years, is committed to creating home-like environments that assist individuals to live according to their changing needs and values. Fallon Health Weinberg is increasing access to high-quality affordable care for older individuals who want to remain living independently in the community.

About Weinberg Campus
Weinberg Campus is a thoughtfully and uniquely designed residential community focused on providing a continually innovative approach to senior living, enabling area seniors to enjoy a healthy, independent, and engaged lifestyle. Located in Getzville, Weinberg Campus provides a variety of living options and customizable care programs to meet the needs of senior living throughout the Western New York community.

About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading, non-profit health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those it serves. In addition to providing innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, Fallon excels in unique health care programs and services that coordinate care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.