Each consumer’s needs are assessed individually and a care plan is developed with the consumer, outlining the steps necessary to address those needs. In addition, services include follow-up on consumer referrals and coordination with various service providers.
Assessments and reassessments are completed wherever the older adult is located to determine if the applicant is eligible or appropriate for AAA services, nursing or personal care home placement, or waiver services.
PA Department of Aging Waiver Program
The Waiver Program is for people 60 and older who qualify and desire home and community-based long-term services as an alternative to nursing home admission. The program is a special waiver of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for home-care services. Donations are neither accepted nor solicited for waiver services.
Protective services are provided to incapacitated older adults unable to perform or obtain services that are necessary to maintain physical or mental health, for whom there is no responsible caretaker and who are in imminent danger to person or property. Services are available 24 hours a day and after normal working hours 911 should be called.
Long-Term Care and Ombudsman Advocacy
The Ombudsman Program acts as an advocate for those receiving care in nursing facilities, personal care homes, and long-term care services in the community.
Information and Referral
This service provides information about a variety of services and support needed by older adults and caregivers that is available throughout the area. Information requests should be made by calling (814) 226-4640.
Older adults must contact the AAA to be authorized for transportation services, including trips to senior centers, medical appointments, and social service appointments. Additional information may be obtained from the Clarion County Transportation Program at (814) 226-7012 or toll free at 1-800-672-7116.
The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources, commonly known as PA Link, is a network of local, regional and state partner agencies working together to help individuals who need home and community based services and supports. This network of private and public agencies supports individual preferences and empowers all Pennsylvanians, regardless of age, ability or income, to better understand, personally determine, and effectively navigate service and support options.
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