Seniors & Families Library

Advance Directives

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Description:
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Pennsylvania and the other forty-nine states.

Advocacy

Pennsylvania Ombudsman Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Description:
This page describes the mission of the Ombudsman Program and offers a directory of local Ombudsman offices, as well as contact information for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Ombudman staff and volunteers are trained to serve as advocates for older consumers of long-term care services.

Financial Questions

Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Description:
This web page describes how this program works to provide property tax and rent relief to older Pennsylvanians who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Information & Referral

Directory of Pennsylvania Area Agencies on Aging

Source: Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Description:
Use this online directory to find the Area Agency on Aging for your County. Then click through for contact information and a listing of available home and community based services and aging waiver services.


PA Department of Aging Website

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Description:
This is your main information clearinghouse and gateway for aging service and support programs offered by the state of Pennsylvania. Among many other resources is a library of free information brochures on various aging and eldercare issues offered in English, Spanish, and other languages.


PA Department of Human Services Website

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Directory
Description:
This website provides information on the types of services and support available to people who may need assistance with activities of daily living. The site includes an “A – Z Directory of Services,” as well as other resources.


Pennsylvania Senior Centers Online Directory

Source: Pennsylvania Joint Committee on Senior Centers
Description:
This website gives you a handy county-by-county directory of senior centers. It also provides links to key aging-related websites serving Pennsylvania seniors and families, with special lists of resources on nutrition, energy and utilities, and fraud protection.

Legal Issues

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association
Description:
If you are researching legal issues for yourself or an older friend or relative, this 84-page booklet is a great place to start. Covers rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents’ rights, and much more.


Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Description:
Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Pennsylvania and the other forty-nine states.

Long-term Care

PA Department of Human Services Website

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Directory
Description:
This website provides information on the types of services and support available to people who may need assistance with activities of daily living. The site includes an “A – Z Directory of Services,” as well as other resources.


Pennsylvania Ombudsman Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Description:
This page describes the mission of the Ombudsman Program and offers a directory of local Ombudsman offices, as well as contact information for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Ombudman staff and volunteers are trained to serve as advocates for older consumers of long-term care services.

Your Rights

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens

Source: Pennsylvania Bar Association
Description:
If you are researching legal issues for yourself or an older friend or relative, this 84-page booklet is a great place to start. Covers rights and procedures for such things as wills and durable powers of attorney, guardianships, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, elder abuse, residents’ rights, and much more.


Pennsylvania Ombudsman Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Description:
This page describes the mission of the Ombudsman Program and offers a directory of local Ombudsman offices, as well as contact information for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Ombudman staff and volunteers are trained to serve as advocates for older consumers of long-term care services.


Property Tax / Rent Rebate Program

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Description:
This web page describes how this program works to provide property tax and rent relief to older Pennsylvanians who meet certain eligibility requirements.