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

  • About Personal Care Homes - General Information

    General information from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging about personal care homes. Content Detail

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    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] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Alternatives to Nursing Home Care

    Information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about programs that are available for people who need nursing home care but would rather live in their own home. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

    This booklet provides information about aging services available across the commonwealth. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • 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 Content Detail

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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for Social Services (COMPASS)
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Human Services Provider Directory

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

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • 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. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 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. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 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] Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Nursing Home Resident Rights

    Information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about the rights of nursing home residents. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Office of Long-Term Living

    The goal of this website is to provide you easy access to information about the services and supports available, across Pennsylvania, through the Office of Long-Term Living. Helpful information is available for those who provide care and for people interested in planning for future needs. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services