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Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Getting you Home and Keeping you Home

 

Receive Care in Your Home With Aging Waiver Program

The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging provides service coordination services aimed at the older adult population who desire to receive care in their home. Through the Aging Waiver program, necessary services can be provided in the home setting to medically and financially eligible participants.  These services could include: personal care services, home delivered meals, medical supplies, and home modifications, among others. 

As part of service coordination, a trained care manager/service coordinator will visit you to develop a plan that will capitalize on the older adult's strengths and goals in order to empower them to stay in their home in the community of their choice. By coordinating Aging Waiver services along with other resources, success can be achieved. 

When choosing a service coordination agency, please remember the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging's 17+ years of experience with and dedication to the Aging Waiver program.

Nursing Home Transition Program
Allows Individuals to Return Home Safely

When a loved one is admitted to a nursing home, this can often be a stressful and emotional time.  The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging has a program that can help.  Nursing Home Transition (NHT) is a program designed to assist individuals to return home safely.  Our trained coordinators provide early education on long-term living services and guidance on making informed choices.

NHT will provide information about community living options, identify and obtain housing choices, assist with moving, connect to in-home care, and offer financial counseling.  The NHT goal is to coordinate a safe discharge plan and decrease the risk of re-hospitalization.  If you or your loved one wants to talk to someone about the possibility of returning to the community, call (724) 830-4444 or toll free 1-800-442-8000.

Caregiver Support Programs Offer Assistance
for Caregivers AND Grandparents

The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging currently offers two programs to support the efforts of the family caregiver.  Both are under the name "Caregiver Support Program". One program identifies the needs of an individual age 60 and over being cared for by a friend or relative age 18 and over.  The other program focuses on the needs of a person age 55 and over who has taken on the custody and care of their grandchild, age 18 and under.  Individuals in need of care are assessed for these programs by aging care managers in the consumer's home. 
Eligibility is based on physical, cognitive and financial need.  If approved, the caregivers can be awarded a financial reimbursement for expenses associated with caregiving, including, but not limited to, respite, personal care, and home support. 

Those seeking Grandparenting support may receive reimbursement for child care, child social activities like camp, scouts or sports, and counseling services.  In addition, with both programs, families are offered on-going support by a trained care manager.

Interested individuals should contact the Area Agency on Aging at
(724) 830-4444 or toll free 1-800-442-8000 for additional information.

As with these and other programs, the Area Agency on Aging takes great pride
in helping to keep families together and supporting their changing needs.

Supportive Services

Information and Assistance
Care Management
Adult Day Services
Adult Foster Care
Home Delivered Meals
Personal Care
Home Support Services
Protective Services
Caregiver Support
Assessment Services
Senior Center Services
Volunteer Opportunities
Ombudsman
Vision Center
Telephone Reassurance
Legal Services
Assistance in Applying for Benefit Programs
Health Insurance Counseling

Centers for Active Adults

Westmoreland County's Centers for Active Adults provide a wide array of
opportunities from Tai Chi and day trips to aerobics, book clubs, and computer classes. Stay engaged in your community - visit a Center for Active Adults today!

For further information

Contact Westmoreland County Area Agency's Senior Line at
(724) 830-4444 or 1 (800) 442-8000 or visit www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/aging

 

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