Over-60 Medical AssistanceWaiver The Aging Waiver Program helps individuals 60 years of age and older who have been determined eligible for nursing home care to remain independent in their own home. Under specific medical and financial eligibility guidelines, older persons can have in-home services provided to them as an alternative to nursing home care.
Adult Day Care This service is provided in a licensed facility. The centers provide a structured program of social, recreational, and health services for older adults who cannot live independently on a full-time basis. This service is valuable to families and other caregivers who work or need support for the older adult.
Domiciliary Care This is a supervised living arrangement in a home-like environment for adults who are unable to live alone because of difficulties with: accomplishing activities of daily living; in social or personal adjustment; or resulting from disabilities. The Area Agency on Aging Offices are responsible for certifying homes and for assessment and placement of residents in domiciliary care homes.
Overnight Shelter The agency has agreements with local hospitals and some personal care homes to provide respite for older persons whose families are the primary caregivers. The overnight supervision is for an older person who would be considered at-risk if left unsupervised during the night.
Family Caregiver Support Program This service package initiates with an assessment to determine which benefits best meet the needs of the caregiver and the elderly consumer receiving the care. Family Caregiver Support Program provides financial reimbursement up to $200 per month for services and supplies to families who care for an older adult with dementia or functionally dependent relatives. Level of reimbursement is based on income. Also, consumers are eligible for a $2,000 lifetime grant for home modifications and assistive devices that are used by the consumer.
Guardianships The Agency has been authorized to serve as court-appointed guardian for individuals who lack the capacity to manage their personal and financial affairs. Guardianship is a challenging and complex service and the Agency recognizes that this is an essential and important aspect of its work.
To Contact Us:
Huntingdon Office: (814) 643-5115 or (800) 528-9155 Bedford Office: (814) 623-8148 or (800) 892-7903 Fulton Office: (717) 485-5151 or (800) 637-0315