PA Department of Aging Waiver Program
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging Waiver Program is for people aged 60 and older. Under the program, home and community-based long-term care services can be provided as an alternative to nursing care. Services are funded through a special waiver of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for home-care services. After a thorough assessment to determine eligibility, an assigned Care Manager will design a care plan and monitor appropriate services.
The consumer is able to choose which local organization or company/agency will provide the service. All service providers are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to ensure that they meet Medicaid standards.
For more information about this program, please contact the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging at (717) 780-6130 or Toll Free 1-800-328-0058, Extension 6130.