Weinberg Campus partners with Massachusetts health care company to expand services

Joint venture created with Fallon Health to expand services provided by Total Aging in Place Program in Western New York State

Amherst, NY, October 27, 2014 - Weinberg Campus, our region’s largest aging health campus, today announced that it has formed a joint venture with Fallon Health of Massachusetts to expand the services currently provided through its Total Aging in Place Program (TAIPP) in Erie County in Western New York state. Effective immediately, TAIPP has been renamed Fallon Health Weinberg.

Recognizing the needs of an increasing number of elders in the region, Weinberg Campus is extending its services further into the community. Weinberg reached out to a nationally recognized not-for-profit health care services organization with extensive experience in caring for adults over 55 with complex care needs.

The joint venture, Fallon Health Weinberg, will bring together each organization’s capabilities and expertise in delivering high-quality, person-centered, cost-effective health care programs to individuals who require supportive services due to long-term health needs. There will be a number of programs offered under the Fallon Health Weinberg umbrella.

The first is TAIPP which was established in 2003. TAIPP is a Managed Long Term Care plan (MLTC) and a provider of community-based long-term care services. The program is designed to help participants to continue to live safely in their own homes and communities. The program provides and coordinates needed health care and supportive services to promote independence.

In support of the planned expansion of services, Fallon Health Weinberg has applied to expand this MLTC plan to serve eligible individuals 21 years and over in both Erie and Niagara counties.

In addition, it also has applied to become a provider of a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and will soon begin marketing a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (HMO SNP) for dual-eligibles in October for a January 1, 2015, enrollment date. 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. Fallon Health Weinberg’s HMO SNP is a Medicare Advantage plan for individuals 21 years and older who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Weinberg Campus to further its mission of serving residents of Erie and Niagara counties. We remain committed to the local community and encourage healthy, independent and engaged lifestyles,” said David Dunkelman, President and CEO, Weinberg Campus. “Fallon Health’s experience in delivering unsurpassed health care will help us make an immediate and meaningful difference in the lives of all members of our community in compassionate, respectful and dignified ways.”

“Fallon Health Weinberg will increase access to high-quality, affordable care, especially for those who will most benefit from a well-coordinated, well-integrated plan of care,” said Patrick Hughes, Fallon Health President and CEO. “An invaluable resource to the community, Weinberg Campus shares our commitment to creating solutions that improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

Fallon Health Weinberg, which is based in Amherst, N.Y., brings together two highly respected and experienced non-profit organizations. Fallon Health, a nationally ranked and recognized health care services organization, 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 been providing home and community-based services, senior housing and support to the local community for nearly 100 years, remains committed to creating home-like environments that assist individuals to live according to their changing needs and values.

Fallon Health
Carrie Wattu
508-368-9345

Fallon Health Weinberg
Barbara Tschamler
716-810-1863

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.