The PA Department of Aging has mandated that all Area Agencies on Aging participate in cost sharing in an effort to help insure the continuation of services for older persons. Under the plan, seniors will be asked to share in the cost of their in-home service based on income. At the time of the assessment, care management staff will be required to document income in order to calculate the consumer's share of the cost of their service.
Personal Care Provides hands-on care to functionally dependent older persons who need assistance with personal care activities, such as bathing or dressing, as well as providing respite for caregivers. Personal Care services can include housekeeping and home support tasks, such as laundry and shopping.
Attendant Care/Personal Assistance Provides extensive long term care help for physically disabled adults who need hands-on personal care and help with activities of daily living at home. The service enables eligible older adults to live in their own homes and communities and carry out functions of daily living, self-care and mobility.
Care Management Provides an assessment to arrange for various community based services that will assist the older adult in remaining in their home. These services are provided for consumers determined to have multiple, complex problems that require the coordination of services. It also serves as the method of access to the long term care system for both the older adult and family.
Home Support This service is contracted with agency providers within the three counties. The agencies can provide help with daily household activities such as shopping, assistance with cooking, personal laundry and house cleaning services.
Home Delivered Meals Provides nutritious meals to a person who is physically disabled, homebound or otherwise isolated and is unable to prepare his or her own meals. The consumer is able to receive up to 7 frozen meals that are delivered weekly to the consumer's home.
Protective Services Provides an in-depth assessment and investigation of suspected abuse, neglect, abandonment or exploitation of older adults in a community or institutional setting, who lack the ability to protect themselves. It also includes a legal protection to victims and those who report cases of abuse.
Apprise A volunteer health insurance information program to assist persons with questions on Medicare Part D and other health insurance coverage, as well as providing counseling, consumer protection, information and education on various health insurance issues and concerns.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Through investigation, helps resolve complaints made for older persons who reside in nursing homes, personal care homes or receiving community based services.
Provides direct representation by an attorney on benefits and rights, counseling and other legal matters important to older persons with economic or social needs.
To Contact Us:
Huntingdon Office: (814) 643-5115 or (800) 528-9155 Bedford Office: (814) 623-8148 or (800) 892-7903 Fulton Office: (717) 485-5151 or (800) 637-0315