|Description of Agency||Provide local services, act as advocates, and generally assist older citizens to remain active in their communities. They operate under guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
Specific services include advocacy, health insurance counseling, nursing home transition assistance programs, long term care ombudsman, older adult protective services, care management, adult day care, family caregiver support program, emergency energy assistance, home health/personal care services or waiver programs which provides services to enable nursing-home eligible older adults to remain in their homes. Information and referral service provides information on the availability of services and programs for older adults. Services may be delivered directly, purchased from a community agency, or available through a cooperative agreement.