Long Term Living Services

 
Placement Services
Assists eligible older persons and their families in the voluntary placement in more appropriate living situations when they can no longer live independently.  A staff member will assess the elderly individual's functional abilities and provide information to assist in the selection of the least-restrictive living arrangement.
 
Domiciliary Care
This service is a protected living arrangement in the community, which includes room and board plus personal care services for adults who cannot live independently because of their social and economic situations, yet who do not require 24-hour institutional or nursing care.
 
Domiciliary Care Placement services are provided to marginally socially adjusted adults,18 years of age or older, who have difficulty in everyday living because of frailties of age or due to physical, visual or mental impairment.  Please click on Domiciliary Care for more information from the PA Department of Aging.
 
Nursing Home Transition
Identifies individuals residing in nursing homes who could live in the community with home and community-based services and supports. Consumers who wish to transition from the nursing home are provided assistance in planning, making arrangements for housing and services in the community, moving into the community, and community integration.  
 
Pre-Admission Assesment
Provides for a comprehensive assessment of persons applying for admission to a nursing home or to Home and Community Based Services under the Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).   If determined eligible, admission is authorized. If deferred from admission, a service plan may be implemented for community care. Under Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements, it also provides pre-admission assessment of persons in special target groups seeking admission to a nursing facility, whether or not that person is applying for or receiving Medical Assistance. A review of records and further evaluation are used to determine if admission is appropriate.  In most instances, a form called an MA-51 is required to be completed by a physician before a Preadmission Assessment can be completed.   Please click here for a printable version of the MA-51 form.
 
 
Supplemental Security Income Supplements (SSI)
The Agency's SSI Assessment/Reassessment is done to determine the level of care needed for a consumer who will be residing or currently resides in a personal care or domiciliary care home. This medical/psychosocial assessment is done in conjunction with the Department of Public Welfare's financial assessment to determine the overall eligibility for the supplemental income payment.