Art of Aging: Prescription Medications

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In today's Art of Aging report, Lisa Thomas Laury tells us how seniors can get help with their prescription medications. (WPVI)

In today's art of aging, Lisa Thomas-Laury tells us how seniors can get help with their prescription medications.

Prescription medicine can be quite costly.but PACE, The Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly is a benefit that helps older Pennsylvanians on limited incomes.

Tom Snedden, Director of PACE said, ""The qualification process is pretty simple. 3 out of 4 people in Pennsylvania meet those qualification criteria."

The PACE program can also help seniors get discounts from drug companies and PACE pharmacists are trained to keep an eye out for problems.

Judith Dooley, Pharmacist with PACE said,"We monitor card holders and their intake of certain pain medications so that they're not overdosing or not taking too many."

The Department of Aging's web site has more information or you can call 800-225-7223 to speak with a PACE representative.

Ginger Zielinskie, Benefits Data Trust said, "Most applications can be done right over the phone in one phone call."

You can also go to Art of Aging section for more on this and a host of other programs for seniors.














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