A LEADER IN HUMAN SERVICES PROVISION AND INNOVATION
The mission of Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is to promote the well-being of older adults through a planned, coordinated and collaborative program of health and human services, serving residents of Fayette, Greene and Washington Counties.
The full range of programs and services includes:
Adult Day Care:
Provides group activities in a supportive environment for functionally challenged older adults.
Provides intensive in-home services for consumers found to be clinically and financially eligible for nursing home care, but prefer to be cared for at home.
Care Management Services:
The goal of the Area Agency on Aging's (AAA) Care Management staff is to assist older adults to remain as independent as possible. Care Management is an integral part of long-term care and includes all activities in the provision of care management services based on the outcome of the comprehensive assessment
Provides assistance to primary caregivers who care for older persons, or an adult relative with disabilities.
Provides supervised alternative group home living arrangements for those unable to live alone because of physical or mental impairment.
The Grandparent Program is designed to provide assistance to older persons who are caring for a child relative who live in the same household.
Provides well-balanced, appetizing meals to those assessed as having difficulty with preparing nutritious meals.
Provides professional consultation and representation on various legal matters.
Nursing Home Transition:
Assists residents of nursing facilities to return to the community if they choose to do so; once back home, necessary services and supports are provided to help them maintain a healthy and productive life.
The Ombudsman Program investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of older persons living in long-term care facilities or receiving long-term care services in their homes. Ombudsman services are confidential and free. The Ombudsman protects the identity of complainants upon request and respects confidentiality.
Pennsylvania Medicare Education and Decision Insight (PA MEDI):
Volunteer counselors help Medicare beneficiaries understand Medicare statements, assist in submitting claims or filing appeals and compare policies.
Provides resources and supports to prevent, detect, reduce, or eliminate abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults.
Senior Community Centers:
As the first step in the long-term care continuum, senior community centers perform a valuable service oftentimes by delaying the need for more intensive services and acting as a safety net for those seniors who become more frail.
Provides older adults part-time and full-time employment opportunities with local public and private employers.
Provides transportation services to individuals aged 60-64 to a senior center near their home or to adult day care at no cost. Trips to medical appointments can be made for a minimal fare, and social, recreational, and work trips for a slightly higher charge. Services are subsidized by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging.
For more Information and Assistance, please call 1-800-734-9603
Also, for a more comprehensive view of
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.,
please go to www.swpa-aaa.org
Services Located In:
305 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022
150 West Beau Street, Ste. 216
Washington, PA 15301
300 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022
United Way of Mon Valley
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
United Way of Washington County
SPHS, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The SPHS mission is to identify and provide for health and social service needs throughout the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
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