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TriHealth announces closing of senior program

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- About 100 people will be re-assigned or lose their jobs because TriHealth is closing a program which serves seniors.
It is called "Seniorlink."  Local 12 got this announcement early Wednesday which says that TriHealth is closing the program on August 31st.  TriHealth's Vice President of Senior Services says they could not meet the requests made by the Ohio Department of Aging to keep the program going and survive financially.  No one would tell what specifics kept them from reaching an agreement Wednesday.

This program is also known as "PACE."  It is considered an all inclusive program to manage care for older adults.  They coordinate everything from getting prescription medications, to helping you get your mom or dad into a nursing home.
The Council on Aging (CLICK HERE) offers programs which are similar if you qualify.  TriHealth also is referring patients to "My Care Ohio."
TriHealth has run Seniorlink for 18 years.  They said they will try to get those losing jobs other employment in their system and the 400  people in Seniorlink transitioned to new care programs by August 31st.  There is another "PACE" program in Cleveland, it has about 700 members.  No changes to that program have been announced.

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