Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
information provided by: Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Information and Assistance Trained staff assess an individual‘s needs and arrange for services through the AAA. Referrals to, or information about, other community resources are also available. Apprise Free health insurance counseling program designed to help all Pennsylvanians who are Medicare eligible with health insurance concerns. Carrier Alert Notification to AAA if residential mail accumulates Financial Benefits Rebates, Discounts and other programs of financial benefit to older adults. Friendly Visitors/Telephone Reassurance/Respite Services Volunteers spend time with isolated, homebound seniors providing companionship, relief to the caregiver, reassurance and connection to the community. Information Line Weekly columns printed in area newspapers Legal Services Representation in cases involving loss of shelter/income/benefits, abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. Contact us for more information. Long-Term Care/Housing Information Lists on private and public housing units, nursing homes and licensed personal care homes Ombudsman Assists consumers in resolving their problems or complaints regarding nursing homes, personal care homes and other long term care situations. Senior Centers 13 located throughout county and numerous satellite Senior Centers State Lottery Benefit Programs Help with program guidelines and completing forms (PACE & Rent/Property Tax Rebates) Transportation Discounted shared rides through regionally approved taxi companies (wheelchair accessible vehicles available upon request) Vision Center Eye exams and glasses at a reduced rate In-Home Services These services are available based upon the completion of an assessment and are coordinated by an AAA Care Manager Options Adult Day Care Programming for rehabilitation and socialization of older adults Aging Waiver Program Provides home and community based services to financially eligible persons age 60 or older as an alternative to nursing facility placement Assessments A comprehensive assessment to determine an individual‘s clinical eligibility and provide the individual with long term options which may include placement in a Nursing Facility, Personal Care/Domiciliary Care Home or an array of appropriate Home and Community Based Services. Care Management Coordination of home and community based services through a care plan developed to meet individual needs Caregiver Relief Hands-on care while relieving regular caregiver Home Delivered Meals/Meals on Wheels Accommodates need for daily nutritious meal Home Health Non-Medicare services with a doctor‘s order required -- can include range of motion, catheter/colostomy care, low level decubitis care, assistance with special transfers, i.e. hoyer lift, etc. Home Support In conjunction with hands on care, light housekeeping, laundry and shopping/errands may be provided.
Record last updated: Aug 2 2016 1:14PM