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

  • 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
  • PA Health Law Project Toll-Free Helpline - Call: 1-800-274-3258

    The PA Health Law Project provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or services. For assistance, call the PHLP Helpline at 1-800-274-3258 or 1-866-236-6310 TTY or e-mail the PHLP at staff@phlp.org. Information from the PHLP is also available online at www.phlp.org. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • 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. Read More

    By:
    SeniorLAW Center (Philadelphia)
  • What are Nursing Home Involuntary Discharges? (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides information on your rights and federal protections when a nursing home facility tells you that you must leave. Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery: A Primer (Video)

    This video from Community Legal Services explains the basics of Medical Assistance ("Medicaid") Estate Recovery and answers important questions about the program. It explains what happens if you own a home and receive Medical Assistance to pay for care in a nursing home or in the community. Funding for this video was made possible by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA). Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia