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Designated Area Agency on Aging for Indiana County, PA

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Long Term Care

services needed to remain independent at home.

What is the Long Term Care Unit?

This unit is comprised of Care Managers, specialized workers who assess a person’s need for services, and what services will best assist the person to live in their home independently for as long as possible. There are six Care Managers who complete Care Management and Protective Services tasks, an Ombudsman, and twoΒ  supervisors, who oversee the Care Managers and their work.

The Long Term Care Unit serves as the entry point into the Home and Community Based Services; and advocates and protects older adults.

Referrals for services come from many sources: hospitals, home health agencies, doctor’s offices, nursing facilities, community members, and family members. You can refer yourself, also, if you believe you are in need of services.

Who qualifies for services?

  • In-Home services are provided to individuals who are age 60 and over.
  • You must reside in Indiana County, and not reside in a facility.
  • You must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • You must be experiencing some degree of frailty in regard to physical and/or mental functioning.

What is the cost for services

Mandatory cost sharing applies to all in-home services except Assessment, Care Management, In-Home Meals, and Emergent Services.

Income verification is required at the time of the initial assessment, and yearly thereafter. The amount of cost share is determined by monthly income, and a sliding scale is used. Cost shared services are billed monthly to the individual.

What is the cost for services

Mandatory cost sharing applies to all in-home services except Assessment, Care Management, In-Home Meals, and Emergent Services.

Income verification is required at the time of the initial assessment, and yearly thereafter. The amount of cost share is determined by monthly income, and a sliding scale is used. Cost shared services are billed monthly to the individual.

What happens when I need services?
  • A referral is assigned to a Care Manager, who makes contact to set up a home visit within five working days.
  • At the home visit, an assessment is completed to determine the need for services, and which services will meet the individual’s needs best.
  • A care plan is developed with input from the individual, regarding which provider they want to do the service.
  • The referral is made to the provider agency, and services are usually started within two weeks of the referral

Reassessments are completed every twelve months to determine the continued need for services. A home visit is made every six months, and a call is placed quarterly to the individual to ensure needs have not changed. A call may be made to the Care Manager at any time for questions or service issues.

 

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