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  • Resources on Home and Community Based Services

    Resources from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on Home and Community Based Services that provide eligible individuals with disabilities or chronic health care needs with the care, supports, and services they need to remain at home and to age in place. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Nursing Home Compare

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

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 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] Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • 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
  • 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

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • How to Appeal a Welfare Decision

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia for public benefit recipients on how to appeal decisions made by the Department of Public Welfare regarding their benefits. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 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. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

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

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 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. (PDF Format, 83 pages) Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 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