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Services

 

Aging Services offers many programs for seniors.

Older adults who need assistance or information can contact Aging Services, Inc. by calling 724-349-4500 or 1-800-422-8016.

Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

General Services

Transportation is provided to individuals age 60+ to medical appointments, grocery shopping and senior centers in Indiana county through Indigo. Click here to open a page to Indigo's website.

Frail elderly who live alone can receive a friendly phone call each day Monday - Friday. This provides them with socialization and ensures their well being. If no one answers, the caller informs an emergency contact who assists ASI in locating the elderly individual.
Aging Services, Inc. provides information to older adults on services available through ASI and other community agencies.

 


In-Home Services - for individuals age 60+

Meals are available Monday - Friday to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare a meal for themselves and do not have anyone available to prepare a meal for them.

Nutritious meals are delivered to all areas of Indiana County except White Township and Indiana Borough.

Meals on Wheels (724-463-7676), a seperate agency, provides home delivered meals in White Township and Indiana Borough.

Please contact ASI at 724-349-4500.

The homemaker program provides light housekeeping, laundry, and shopping assistance to frail older adults living in their own homes.

**Cost Sharing applies to home support services.

The Adult Day Care program provides a supervised setting for frail and/or impaired older adults who are unable to stay alone during the day. Individuals paticipate in socialization, arts and crafts, life skills education, and preventative health care. Caregivers receive respite while their loved ones attend the center.

**Cost Sharing applies to Adult Day Care.

Personal Care Services provides "hands-on" care in the home to indiviuals 60+ who are unable to independently meet their personal hygiene needs or perform their activies of daily living.

**Cost Sharing applies to Personal Care Services.

ASI provides limited financial assistance and benefits counseling to individuals who are caring for a disabled older relative in their home. The financial assistance is a limited reimbursement of caregiving expenses. ASI provides a support group for caregivers. The group meets the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm at the Oak Place Community Center. Caregivers can learn coping and care giving skills, gain knowledge about diseases, medications, research, and legal issues.

Please contact ASI at 724-349-4500 if you are interested in this group.

Assistance can be provided if an event occurs that poses an imminent health and safety risk that cannot be addressed by existing community resources. This would include Overnight Shelter for no more than 2 nights; or emergency life sustaining supplies on a one time basis.

PERS is an electronic device, for high-risk consumers, to receive help in the event of and emergency. It is limited to those people who:

  • Live Alone
  • Have significant risk for falls
  • Have unstable medical conditions
  • Have no regulare caretaker
  • **Cost Sharing applies to Personal Emergency Response Systerm (PERS).

    Aging Waiver Program is for individuals age 60 and older, who have been medically assessed and determined eligible for nursing facility care but choose among these community-based services:

    • Adult Daily Living Services
    • Community Transition Services
    • Companion Services
    • Counseling
    • Home Delivered Meals
    • Home Health Care-Nursing Services
    • Personal Care
    • Therapies (Occupational, Physical and Speech)
    • Home Support Services
    • Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
    • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
    • Respite Services
    • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
    • Financial Management Services (FMS)
    • Services My Way - Participant Direction
    • Services My Way - Participant Directed Goods & Services
    • Transportation
    • Telecare

    Low cost homes repairs such as windows, doors, and steps.

    Home modification or adaption that allows consumers to remain living in their own homes. Improves the safety, sanitation, and adaptability of the home.

    Enhances the opportunities for nursing facility residents who express the desire to relocate from the facility back into the community.

     


    Ombudsman

    The Ombudsman services are provided to, or on behalf of, residents in Personal Care Homes, Nursing Facilities, Domiciliary Care Homes, and anyone receiving Long Term Care Services in the community. The Ombudsman receives, verifies, and attempts to resolve any complaint on a local level by acting as a negotiator between the complainant and homeowner and/or administrator.

    The Volunteer Ombudsman Program has been established to provide intensive visibility of the Ombudsman program in Long Term Care facilities. The volunteers educate and inform residents of their rights. They listen to concerns and refer to appropriate assistive programs.

    Please contact Aging Services Inc at 724-349-4500 to enlist in the Volunteer Ombudsman Program!

     


    Protection and Placement Services

    These services are provided to individuals age 60 and older who are at risk of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, neglected or self-neglect, and/or exploitation. Individuals may reside in the community or within a licensed facility. The program includes a broad range of legal, medical, and social intervention on behalf of the older adult. The goal of protective services is to reduce or eliminate the risk of abuse.

    Reports of abuse can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 724-349-6190 or 1-800-442-8016. After hours by calling 911.

    Pre-admission assessment and OBRA are federally mandated programs that require all states to determine appropriate placement of persons with mental illness, intellectual disability, and other related conditions into nursing facilities.

    The programs are designed to assess the level of care needed by anyone, age 18 or older, who is applying for admission to a nursing facility, domiciliary care home, or personal care home.

    Pre-admission is a comprehensive assessment for those seeking Medical Assistance payment for nursing facility, domiciliary care, and personal care hom placement. The assessment process includes an evaluation of physical health, the ability to carry out daily tasks, informal supports, and cognitive functioning. A physician must provide a medical evaluation which document the need for care.

    Dependent individuals who need a protective, sheltered living situation can receive assistance with their residential placement. Aging Services, Inc. will assist with placement in Personal Care Homes (for individuals age 60 or older) or Domiciliary Care Homes (age 18 or older and low income.)

    Personal Care Boarding Home Supplement assessment services are provided to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients age 18 or older who are functionally disabled and reside in a licensed Personal Care Home. This enables them to receive State supplement monies.

    Domiciliary Care is a program which pays people to provide home-like care to both frail elderly and other disabled people over the age 18. The home providers are concerned, caring people and families who have the room in their homes and the time to give for daily personalized care and attention to their guests. The provider is paid every month for their services, and receive ongoing support and direction from a Dom Care caseworker from Aging Services, Inc.

    Health Insurance & Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs

    Is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvania's Medicare Beneficiaries. APPRISE will help Pennsylvanian's with Medicare understand their health insurance options, and help them make sound decisions about what is best for them. Aside from Medicare/Medicaid elegibility, the APPRISE program will screen for eligibility for all other programs including:

  • Medicare Part B & D premium assistance
  • Fuel Assistance
  • SNAP Benefits
  • PACE | PACENET
  • Claim Filing
  • Property Tax & Rent Rebates
  • Consumer Protection and Advocacy
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    Pace

    The Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly or "PACE" program is a lottery-funded program that provides prescription drug coverage to individuals age 65 and older who meet the program's income requirements.

    PACE is available for individuals with annual incomes below $14,500 for single persons and $17,700 for married couples. There are no income deductions and all income is counted. There is no asset limit for eligibility. Qualified individuals have to pay copayments of $6 for generic and $9 for brand name medication.

     

    Pacenet

     

    Provides prescription drug coverage to individuals age 65 and older who meet the program's enchanced tier income requirements.

    PACE is available for individuals with annual incomes between $14,500 and $23,500 for single persons and between $17,700 and $31,500 for married couples. There is no asset limit for eligibility. Qualified individuals have a montly premium ($28.45 in 2007) at the pharmacy, and prescription copayments of $8 for generic and $15 for brand name medication.

     

    *Income guidelines are subject to change from year to year. Contact Aging Services, Inc. 724-349-4500 to get further information and apply for any eligible programs.

     

    There are many types of health insurance programs available for Pennsylvanians aged 65 and older. Below is a listing of the most common health insurance programs. For specific information about these programs or questions about other health insurance policies contact the ASI APPRISE Counselor.

    Medicare Part A (Hospital insurance) helps pay for inpatient hospital care, psychiatric hospital care, medically necessary skilled nursing facility care following a hospital stay, home health care, and hospice care.

    Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps pay for doctor's services, outpatient hospital services, and various medical services and supplies.

    Medicare Part D (Drug Coverage) helps pay for prescription medications.

    Medicare Managed Care Plans are prepaid plans (mostly HMO's) that contract with Medicare and provide or arrange for all Medicare-covered services. Some plans offer additional benefits, such as dental care, prescription drugs and hearing aids.

    Medicare Supplement Insurance, or Medigap insurance, is regulated by federal and state law. There are 10 standard benefit plans which are designed to complement Medicare's benefits.

    Medicaid (Medical Assistance) pays, without cost or bills to the individual, many medical expenses including physician's services; psychiatric care, nursing facility care; laboratory; x-ray and clinic services; and hospitalization. Coverage varies according to each person's situation. You must meet certain income guidelines.

    Healthy Horizons ensures adequate health care for elderly and disabled persons with low incomes, and allows more spendable income by paying Medicare premiums. There are various levels of benefits and you must meet specific income guidelines.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs administer a variety of programs to assist veterans and their families. Each program has its own eligibility requirements. Contact the local Department of Veterans Affairs at 724-465-3815.

    Our APPRISE Counselors can assist you with these programs. Should you feel you do not qualify for the programs listed, but still need help, please contact us because there are may be other prescription and health insurance programs available to you. You can reach Apprise Counselors by calling 724-349-4500 or 1-800-442-8016, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.

    financial assistance

    Free tax perparation assistance is offered each year from February through April at Aging Services Inc. The preparations are done by trained volunteers AARP Tax Aide Program. This program is offered on a "first come first serve" basis.

    Contact ASI in January for dates and locations.

    This program enables a person living on a limited income to receive a refund of some part of the money he/sher paid for property taxes or rent during a calendar year. Payments range to $650.00 depending on income and amount of taxes or rent paid. This program is available to the following:

  • Persons permanently disabled age 18+
  • Widow/widower 50-64 years of age
  • All persons over the age of 65
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    Contact ASI for specific guidelines

    Reduced Vehicle Registration

    Retired persons receiving Social Security or other pensions benefits with an annual income of no more than $19,200 and a vehicles weighing no more that 9,000 pounds gross weight, are eligible to receive their regestration for $10.00.

     

    Auto Insurance Discount

    Persons age 55 or older will receive a discount on auto insurance upon completion of one of three approved mature driver improvement courses. The courses are conducted by AARP, American Automobile Association (AAA), and National Safety Council.

    Community Programs

       

      Senior Hall of Fame


      Aging Services Inc, with the support from the Reschini Insurance Agency, sponsor the Senior Hall of Fame which each year inducts many of Indiana County's most inspirational and giving senior citiens over the age of 65. The goals of this program are threefold:

    • Promote positive attitudes and lifestyles for seniors
    • Honor everyday seniors who do extaordianry things
    • Remind Indiana County that seniors contribute vitally to our communities
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      Individuals wishing to nominate a senior can do it two ways. They can log onto any one of Renda Brodcasting's radio station websites and do it electronically -or- they can simply call Aging Services, Inc. at (724)-349-4500 and ask that a nomination form be mailed to them.

      Those selected will get the Hall of Fame Treatment. They will be a guest on Indiana in the Mornings with Todd Marino or 1450 WDAD AM. Then they will be officially inducted at the Annual Hall of Fame banquet held each May.


       

       


       

      Water Aerobics


      Aquatic exercise is a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints, and muscles. Everyone can benefit from aquatic exercise - even people who don't know how to swim. It is a prime option of you have arthritis, other joint problems, if you're overweight, or want to ease into an exercise program.

      Classes are held Friday at Indiana University of PA - Zink Hall.. The Cost is on a "Pay as you go" basis, and is only $4.

      Contact Aging Services, Inc. at (724)-349-4500 to sign up.

     


    Volunteer Opportunities


    Aging Services, Inc. has opportunities in volunteer work. This includes Ombudsman, APPRISE, and Social Centers

    Further Information about our services

    Can be obtained by calling the main office at 724-349-4500 & asking to be placed on our monthly mailing list for the monthly "Spotlight" - our newsletter. Another source of information on the fun and activites at our centers, as well as our services, CLICK HERE to visit WDAD Radio's Aging Services link.


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