To be eligible for Mercy LIFE, a person must be aged 55 or older, certified by the state to need nursing home care, and live in the Mercy LIFE service area. If a Mercy LIFE enrollee does need nursing home care, LIFE pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. Program participants can remove themselves from the program and resume their benefits in Medicare and Medicaid programs at any time.
- Must be 55 years of age or older
- Must have health problems that qualify for nursing home care
- Must live in an area serviced by Mercy LIFE
- Must be able to live safely at home with the support of LIFE