In-Home Services

Agency Care Managers help consumers maintain independence at home by working jointly with the consumer and their families to identify and address their needs. In addition to informal supports, private pay or third party arrangements, the Agency provides the following services which are directly coordinated and arranged by a Care Manager:

Aging Waiver Program

Provides homebound community-based long term care services to eligible older persons as an alternative to nursing home care. Consumers must meet medical and financial eligibility requirements to participate in this program.  Blair Senior Services, Inc. provides Service Coordination to eligible individuals in Blair, Cambria and Centre Counties.

Please click on the Aging Waiver Program for more information and a complete list of available services. Consumers eligible for the Aging Waiver program may choose to enroll in a Life program. Please click on Life Program for more information. 

Home Delivered Meals

Home Delivered Meals provide nutritious meals to Blair County residents age 60 years of age or older who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. A hot meal is delivered Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A frozen meal is delivered on Monday and Wednesday for use on Tuesday and Thursday. Meals are delivered by a dedicated group of volunteers and staff.  Meals are prepared in our Production Kitchen by the Agency's contracted food service provider. The provider follows mandated nutritional and cleanliness guidelines. Each meal is guaranteed to provide one third of the required daily nutritional allowance as determined by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The meals are certified by a Licensed Dietician and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to ensure nutritional value.  The Home Delivered Meals program is financially supported in part by the United Way of Blair County.

In addition to receiving a regular nutritious meal, consumers also receive a regular check on their safety and wellbeing. To be eligible for Home Delivered Meals, a consumer must be age 60 or older and determined by an assessment to be homebound and unable to prepare food for themselves. If you are interested in receiving meals for yourself or a loved one, please contact the Intake Office at Blair Senior Services, Inc. at 946-1235.  Click here for a printable brochure about the Home Delivered Meals Program.

Personal Care

Provides direct hands-on care to consumers needing assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulation, etc., as well as respite care. Other activities include housekeeping and home support tasks, when required, along with personal care.

Adult Daily Living Program

Provides a structured environment for consumers who require supervision and assistance during the day. Socialization, therapeutic activities, and a nutrition program are available.

Please click on Adult Daily Living Program for more information. 

Caregiver Support Program

Provides supportive care management services and financial reimbursement to caregivers of older adults, or caregivers of adults age 18 to 59 with chronic dementia or severe disabilities.

Consumer Reimbursement

Provides reimbursement to consumers who wish to purchase their own in-home services as part of an approved plan of care.  Fumigation services are available if part of an approved plan of care.

Emergent Services

Emergent Services are available to address an immediate need for assistance and intervention due to a critical event that poses an imminent health and safety risk that cannot be addressed by existing community resources.

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

The PERS is a pendant that can be worn on the wrist or around that neck that allows a consumer to activate a button to call for help if needed.  The PERS is available under an approved plan of care for consumers who are assessed to be at high risk and are able to cognitively and functionally be able to use the PERS.