New “Adult Day Services” Facility

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Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s, another form of dementia, or a similar diagnosis is a taxing experience. Often, relieving a caregiver for just a short amount of time can make a huge difference in their physical and mental well-being. A new facility in Muncy, Liberty Manor, is providing Adult Day Services for […]

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION® LAUNCHES EARLY-STAGE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM IN LOCK HAVEN

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 Program Creates a Vital Community after Diagnosis  By Fran Decker, MSW, LSW In 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association® l launched an Early-Stage Social Engagement Program across the country to help people living in the early-stage of Alzheimer’s remain mentally and socially active post diagnosis. The programs are called Memory Cafés and one is now being offered […]

Consolidation Proposed for PA Human Services Agencies

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Governor Tom Wolf is proposing that four Pennsylvania agencies be consolidated into a new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The merger would involve the current Departments of Aging (PDA), Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Health (DOH), and Human Services (DHS). According to a press release issued by the Governor’s office: Seniors will also […]

PACE (LIFE) Program Rules Being Updated

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PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid funded program that provides comprehensive medical and social services to enable older adults to live in the community instead of a nursing home. Pennsylvania has been a national leader in promoting the PACE concept. On a national level, the program is referred to as PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care […]

PA Provides Details of Coming Shift to Managed Long Term Care

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In February 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf directed the Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Aging to develop a plan to shift Pennsylvania’s method of administering Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to a managed care model. This means that the Pennsylvania will soon begin to hire private insurers (managed care organizations or “MCOs”) to […]