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  • 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
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer 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
  • 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
  • Choosing a Nursing Home

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging providing an overview of the factors you should consider when choosing a nursing home. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs: A Manual for Consumers and Advocates in Southwestern PA

    This manual from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project focuses on the Waiver programs currently available in Southwestern PA to adults with physical, sensory, and/or developmental disabilities; however, basic information about the various Waivers applies statewide. The intent of this manual is to help consumers, family members, providers, and advocates understand the various options available and help them navigate the system (from applying to the programs to actually accessing services under a Waiver). [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • 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
  • Know Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident

    Information from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging explains the rights all nursing home residents have under the law. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Department of Aging
  • 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
  • Long Term Care Resources and Publications

    Resources and publications from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project for Long Term Care and Services. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Health Law Project