Our mission is to plan, develop, coordinate and administer a comprehensive and coordinated service system for older county residents, to provide well-being, and to maintain independence and dignity in a home environment for as long as possible.
Information and Referral provides older adults, caregivers and the general public with information about available in-home and community resources and/or referrals to particular service programs or services.
The Aging Waiver Program is for people 60 years of age and older. Under the program, home and community-based long-term care services can be provided as an alternative to nursing home care. It is called a "Waiver" program because services are funded through a special waiver of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for in-home services.
To be eligible for the Aging Waiver, you must:
If you are determined to be eligible, the following services may be available at no cost to you, enabling you to live more comfortably at home:
Once you are enrolled in the Aging Waiver Program, you will be assigned a Service Coordinator. An individual service plan is developed jointly by you and the Service Coordinator, after which services are authorized. You will then be able to choose any company or agency from a list of participating providers. All service providers are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) to ensure that they meet Medicaid standards.
Adult Daycare Centers provide a protective environment for older adults who are not capable of full-time independent living. During daytime hours, participants can receive supervised care in a supportive, safe, and structured environment. Services may include basic medical services, nursing services, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation, transportation and more intensive personal care but vary by location.