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Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

Explains what an adult daily living center is and who may benefit for their services.


Directory of Adult Day Service Centers

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

Provides a listing of all Adult Day service centers by city within a specific county.

Advance Directives

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association

Description:

An 84-page booklet covering rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents' rights, and much more.


Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Caring Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Pennsylvania and the other forty-nine states.

Advocacy

Pennsylvania Ombudsman Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

This page describes the mission of the Ombudsman Program and offers a directory of local Ombudsman offices, as well as contact information for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Ombudman staff and volunteers are trained to serve as advocates for older consumers of long-term care services.

Alzheimer's Resources

Alzheimer's Association, Pennsylvania Chapter website

Source: Alzheimer''s Association, Pennsylvania Chapter

Description:

News, information, and resources relating to Alzheimer's care and support for caregivers in Pennsylvania.


alzheimers.gov website

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Description:

This website is a great starting point for learning more about Alzheimer's disease, treatment and care options, and resources available to families and caregivers.

Financial Questions

Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Description:

This web page describes how this program works to provide property tax and rent relief to older Pennsylvanians who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Information & Referral

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association

Description:

An 84-page booklet covering rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents' rights, and much more.


Adult Day Services

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

Explains what an adult daily living center is and who may benefit for their services.


Directory of Adult Day Service Centers

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

Provides a listing of all Adult Day service centers by city within a specific county.


Directory of Pennsylvania Area Agencies on Aging

Source: Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Description:

Use this online directory to find the Area Agency on Aging for your County. Then click through for contact information and a listing of available home and community based services and aging waiver services.


PA Department of Aging Website

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

This is your main information clearinghouse and gateway for aging service and support programs offered by the state of Pennsylvania. Among many other resources is a library of free information brochures on various aging and eldercare issues offered in English, Spanish, and other languages.


Pennsylvania Senior Centers Online Directory

Source: Pennsylvania Joint Committee on Senior Centers

Description:

This website gives you a handy county-by-county directory of senior centers. It also provides links to key aging-related websites serving Pennsylvania seniors and families, with special lists of resources on nutrition, energy and utilities, and fraud protection.

Insurance Questions

APPRISE Health Insurance Counseling Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.

Legal Issues

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association

Description:

An 84-page booklet covering rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents' rights, and much more.

Long-term Care

PA Office of Long-Term Living Web Pages

Source: Pennsylvania Office of Long-Term Living

Description:

This website provides information on the types of services and support available to people who may need assistance with activities of daily living. The site includes an "A-Z Directory of Services," as well as other resources.


Pennsylvania Ombudsman Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Description:

This page describes the mission of the Ombudsman Program and offers a directory of local Ombudsman offices, as well as contact information for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Ombudman staff and volunteers are trained to serve as advocates for older consumers of long-term care services.

Medicaid

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association

Description:

An 84-page booklet covering rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents' rights, and much more.


Pennsylvania section of Medicaid.gov website

Source: U.S. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Description:

Overview of the Medicaid Program in Pennsylvania, including information on eligibility, application form, and links to additional resources and information.

Medicare

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association

Description:

An 84-page booklet covering rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents' rights, and much more.


Medicare.gov website

Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Description:

This is the official Medicare website with information and resources on Medicare-related questions and issues.