Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes and Supportive Living

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes and Supportive Living in Pennsylvania.

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Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home [PDF]

Detailed booklet about how to choose a nursing home. (44 pages)

SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over.

SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (1-877-727-7529)

The statewide toll-free SeniorLAW Helpline - 877 PA SR LAW (877-727-7529) - provides free legal advice, information and referrals by telephone for all Pennsylvania seniors 60 and over.

COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site

Medical Assistance Financial Eligibility Application for Long-Term Care Supports and Services

Application for a determination of financial eligibility for long term care facilities. (PA 600-L Form) The person who needs help to pay for nursing facility care, or someone acting on his behalf, may complete the form.

COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site

Medical Assistance Financial Eligibility Application for Long-Term Care Supports and Services

Application for a determination of financial eligibility for long term care facilities. (PA 600-L Form) The person who needs help to pay for nursing facility care, or someone acting on his behalf, may complete the form.

LongTermCare.gov

This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on Long Term Care including a "Pathfinder" to provide the information that is most relevant and useful to you now.

Nursing Home Compare

Online tool to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Nursing Home Checklist [PDF]

A checklist that helps you evaluate nursing homes.

A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association [PDF]

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages]

Making Medical Decisions for Someone Else

This booklet from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging describes in simple terms what it's like to be a health care proxy, what to do while there is still time to think about it, how to make the hard decisions, and where to get help. [PDF] (2009)

COMPASS - Apply for Public Benefits and Services from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residents can apply for a variety of programs offered by the PA Department of Human Services, including public assistance, food stamps, health care coverage, energy assistance and other social service programs at this site

Area Agencies on Aging

Your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is the front door for aging services in your community. Your AAA is staffed with skilled workers who can provide information about services and also assist in obtaining access to those services. Use this finder to locate the specific Area Agency on Aging that covers your county.

Medical Assistance Financial Eligibility Application for Long-Term Care Supports and Services

Application for a determination of financial eligibility for long term care facilities. (PA 600-L Form) The person who needs help to pay for nursing facility care, or someone acting on his behalf, may complete the form.

About Personal Care Homes - General Information

General information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services about personal care homes.

Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

Information from Medicare.gov about programs that are available for people who need nursing home care but would rather live in their own home.

LongTermCare.gov

This website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information on Long Term Care including a "Pathfinder" to provide the information that is most relevant and useful to you now.

Medicare Coverage of Nursing Home Care

Information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on when Medicare will pay some nursing home costs for Medicare beneficiaries who require skilled nursing or rehabilitation services.

Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care

A brochure explaining Medicare covered skilled care, your rights and protections, and where you can get help with your questions. (56 pages) [PDF]

Human Services Provider Directory

This is a searchable directory to help you find a licensed human service program to assist you.

Personal Care Home Frequently Asked Questions

General information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services regarding the residents rights under personal care home regulations.

Nursing Home Compare

Online tool to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Nursing Home Resident Rights

Information from Medicare.gov about the rights of nursing home residents.

Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long‑Term Services & Supports

This booklet from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contains information on how to find and compare nursing homes and other long-term services and supports; how to pay for nursing home care; your rights as a nursing home resident; and alternatives to nursing home care (48 pages) [PDF]

Pennsylvania Health Care Facilities Search

Search aid from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help you locate health facilities in Pennsylvania.

Estate Recovery Program

Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services on the Estate Recovery Program that enables the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to recover from the estate of individuals who were 55 years of age or older at the time nursing facility services or home and community-based services were received.

Pennsylvania Department of Aging Ombudsman Program

In Pennsylvania, ombudsmen investigate and work to resolve individual complaints and issues on behalf of consumers of long-term care services. An ombudsman is available at each Area Agency on Aging to investigate and help resolve complaints made by or on behalf of older Pennsylvanians in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes.

Pennsylvania Family Caregiver Support Program

Describes the financial assistance and other benefits and services available through the Family Caregiver Support Program under the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

A Caregiver's Guide to Selecting an Adults Day Services Center

An 12-page guide from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to help persons in need of adult day services. [PDF]

Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

This booklet from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging provides information about aging services available across the commonwealth. [PDF]

Caregiver Neglect and Abuse

Informational brochure on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Care-Dependent Neglect Team that works to protect seniors and vulnerable citizens from harm or abuse at the hands of a caregiver.

Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home [PDF]

Detailed booklet about how to choose a nursing home. (44 pages)

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