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Programs that provide assistance for adults who are unable to act on their own behalf or manage their own affairs, or who are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect or abandonment.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ACHIEVA - Protective Services for the Elderly - BeaverCaseworkers investigate and interview any person who may have been a victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Help is available for people living in the community as well as a licensed facility such as a nursing home or personal care home.BeaverArc of BeaverACHIEVA
Adult Protective ServicesInvestigation of physical, mental or sexual abuse, neglect by self or caregiver; financial exploitation or; abandonment of a person 60 years old or older.PerryPerry County Area Agency on AgingPerry County Office of Aging
Aging Services - Protective ServicesProvides resources and support to prevent, detect, reduce or eliminate self neglect, neglect by a caregiver, physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse or financial exploitation of senior citizens.IndianaProtective Services for SeniorsAging Services, Inc.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Orphans CourtJurisdiction over adoptions and estates of deceased persons, minor children and other legatees who are in trust; responsibility for civil commitments under the Mental Health Procedures Act.AlleghenyAllegheny County Court of Common Pleas Orphans CourtUnified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County DHS - Older Adult Protective ServicesInvestigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), abandonment and financial exploitation involving adults age 60 and over. Provides assistance to alleviate the risk of harm. Concerns may be reported anonymously. Abuse reports can be made 24/7 whether the person lives in the community or in a care facility such as a nursing home.AlleghenyArea Agency on AgingAllegheny County Department of Human Services
Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging Adult Protective ServicesProvides resources and support to prevent, detect, reduce or eliminate self neglect, neglect by a caregiver, physical, sexual or psychological abuse and financial exploitation.ArmstrongAdult Protective ServicesArmstrong County Area Agency on Aging
Beaver County Office on Aging Older Adult Protective ServicesInvestigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), abandonment and financial exploitation. Also provides assistance to alleviate the risk of harm. Concerns may be reported anonymously. Abuse reports can be made 24/7 whether the person lives in the community or a care facility such as a nursing home, etc. Reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution. All reports are investigated, an evaluation of the victim's needs is determined and a care plan developed. Information concerning the victim's case will be maintained as confidential.BeaverOffice on AgingBeaver County Office on Aging
Butler County Area Agency on Aging Protective ServicesInvestigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), abandonment and financial exploitation. Also provides assistance to alleviate the risk of harm. Concerns may be reported anonymously. Abuse reports can be made 24/7 whether the person lives in the community or a care facility such as a nursing home, etc. Reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution. All reports are investigated, an evaluation of the victim's needs is determined and a care plan developed. Information concerning the victim's case will be maintained as confidential.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
Cambria County Area Agency on Aging Protective ServicesPrograms that provide assistance for adults who are unable to act on their own behalf or manage their own affairs, or who are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect or abandonment.CambriaCambria County Area Agency on AgingCambria County Area Agency on Aging
Carbon County Area Agency on AgingArea Agencies on Aging 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. Services include: - Senior Centers and other activities - Legal Assistance - Benefit Counseling/Assistance with applications - Volunteer Opportunities - Ombudsman Services - Pre-admission Assessment - Transportation - Provides Caregiver Support Program - Provides daily hands-on care - Protective Services for older adults to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment and services to reduce risk for incapacitated persons. - Senior Farmer's Market Program distributes free vouchers for residents age 60 or older that meet income guidelines Core services offered after a clinical evaluation: - In-home services - In-home meals - Care/Case management - Consumer reimbursement - Adult Day Care - Personal Emergency Response System - Personal Care services 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. CarbonCarbon County Area Agency on AgingCarbon County Area Agency on Aging
Challenges, Options in Aging - Protective ServicesInvestigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), abandonment and financial exploitation. Also provides assistance to alleviate the risk of harm. Concerns may be reported anonymously. Abuse reports can be made 24/7 whether the person lives in the community or a care facility such as a nursing home, etc. Reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution. All reports are investigated, an evaluation of the victim's needs is determined and a care plan developed. Information concerning the victim's case will be maintained as confidential.LawrenceChallenges, Options in AgingChallenges, Options in Aging
Experience, Inc. - Protective ServicesThe program includes a broad range of legal, medical, and social intervention on behalf of the older adult. The goal of protective services is to reduce or eliminate the risk of abuse.WarrenExperience, Inc.Experience, Inc.
Fayette County Area Agency on Aging Protective ServicesProvides resources and support to prevent, detect, reduce or eliminate self neglect, neglect by a caregiver, physical, sexual or psychological abuse or financial exploitationFayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Greene County Area Agency on Aging Protective ServicesInvestigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), abandonment and financial exploitation. Also provides assistance to alleviate the risk of harm. Concerns may be reported anonymously. Abuse reports can be made 24/7 whether the person lives in the community or a care facility such as a nursing home, etc. Reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution. All reports are investigated, an evaluation of the victim's needs is determined and a care plan developed. Information concerning the victim's case will be maintained as confidential.GreenePennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Protective ServicesProgram that provides investigation and intervention services to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.BedfordHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging Bedford OfficeHuntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging
JFCS Guardianship ServicesComprehensive guardianship services for individuals who have been determined by the Court to be incapacitated and no longer able to make their own life decisions. Serves clients through a private guardianship program as well as through a contract with the Allegheny County Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Offices. Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring home and medical care and coordinating medical care with physicians, case managers and other medical professionals. Guardianship of Estate duties include: managing all financial responsibilities, paying monthly bills, working with social security to ensure benefits and working with financial advisors to assist the clients with money management. Additionally, The Guardianship Unit can serve as Power of Attorney for individuals that have chosen Jewish Family & Children's Services to serve as their POA.AlleghenyJFCS Guardianship ServicesJewish Family and Community Services
Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - Protective ServicesTwenty-four hour, on-call staff members provide emergency service in situations of actual or threatened abuse and are trained to detect, reduce and eliminate abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment of the elderly.MercerCommunity Care ManagementMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
National Adult Protective Services AssociationAssociation for agencies and personnel involved in adult protective services. Provides a professional forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult abuse. Also provides national and state information on where to report abuse of older or vulnerable adults. National Adult Protective Services AssociationNational Adult Protective Services Association
Northampton County Area Agency On AgingArea Agencies on Aging 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. Services include: - Advocacy - Support and representation, administratively and legislatively, for the needs of older adults as a group or individually. - APPRISE - assistance with health insurance benefit concerns, appeals, benefit applications. - Employment Services - subsidized employment for training purposes. Available to low income persons age 55 and older. - Information and Referral - answers to questions on the availability of services and programs for older adults. - Legal Services - provided in non-fee generating cases via a contract with North Penn Legal Services, Inc. - Nursing Home Transition - Information about availability of long term care in a variety of settings - in the home, or in assisted living, and planning/coordination in making a move to an alternate setting including arranging for necessary services, for current residents of nursing homes. - Ombudsman - receives, investigates and assists in resolving complaints about quality of long term care. Provides information on long term care issues. - Protective Services - activities, resources and supports to prevent or intervene in abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment cases. - Specialized Transportation - limited availability of rides to medical appointments and social service agencies. - Care Management - casework services for assessment and care planning, and authorization of the following: - Adult Day Care - caregiving in an organized setting for less than a 24 hour day. Excellent for caregiver respite. - Emergency Energy Assistance - bill payment or provision of fuel to avoid utility shut off or lack of fuel in crisis situations. - Caregiver Support Program - educational services and financial assistance to family care providers. - Home Delivered Meals - hot/cold meals delivered to maintain necessary nutrition. - Home Health Care - skilled nursing, therapy and aide services. - Nursing Home Respite Services - respite for overnight absences of caregivers. - Personal Care - in-home help with bathing and other personal hygiene, laundry, shopping and meal preparation. - Pre-Admission Assessment - level of care determination for those considering admission to a long term care facility. - Waiver Services - Medicaid-funded in-home services of the types listed above, and more, to maintain nursing-home eligible older adults in their homes. - Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program - provides food vouchers for residents 60 years old who meet income guidelines 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. Emergency oil delivery may be available to County residents, 60 or older, who have submitted a LIHEAP application and have 1/8 of a tank of oil or less. Call 610-559-3270 for information. Satellite Office: 87 Bangor Junction Road, Bangor, PA 18013 800-446-0094 or 610-588-7200 Click here for Housing Resources for Older Adults Click here for Senior ServicesNorthamptonNorthampton County Area Agency On AgingNorthampton County Area Agency On Aging
OmbudsmanInvestigates complaints from nursing homes and residents that they are being denied their rights.PerryPerry County Area Agency on AgingPerry County Office of Aging
Pennsylvania Department of Aging - Administrative OfficeCoordinates and administers services and resources to help older adults and individuals with disabilities to make decisions and choices about their own care and enable them to be active in their communities. Most services are delivered through the county area agencies on aging. DauphinPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
Pennsylvania Department of Aging - Elder Abuse HotlineElder abuse and crimes targeting older people are a real issue that come in many forms, including neglect, physical, financial, and sexual abuse. Learn how to stay safe and report suspected abusers. If you have concerns about the quality of care an older person is receiving from a facility or a caregiver, please call your local Area Agency on Aging for guidance.DauphinPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Abuse of Adults with Disabilities Reporting HelplineA program for implementing the Adult Protective Services (APS) Law, which provides protective services to adults between 18 and 59 years of age who have a physical or mental disabilities. The APS law mandates that specific employees and administrators who work with persons with disabilities must report incidents of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment to the adult protective services hotline. Anyone who suspects that an adult is the victim of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment should call the statewide protective services hotline.DauphinPennsylvania Department of Human ServicesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Adult Protective ServicesProvides protective services to adults between 18 and 59 years of age who have a physical or mental disability.DauphinAdult Protective ServicesPennsylvania Department of Human Services
Protective ServicesProvides protective services for those 60 years old or older who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment with access to services to protect their health, safety and welfare.DauphinDauphin County Area Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Protective ServicesProvides protective services for those 60 years old or older who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment with access to services to protect their health, safety and welfare.DauphinNorthern Dauphin Human Services Center Agency on AgingDauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Protective ServicesProvides protection for older adults who lack the capacity to protect themselves and are at risk of abuse, exploitation or abandonment. Service also provides for detection, reduction, correction or elimination of abuse to older adults.PerryPerry County Area Agency on AgingPerry County Office of Aging
Sunshine LineKeeps record of persons' illnesses, allergies, relatives, preferred doctors and hospitals etc. so that the information can be called up quickly in case of an emergency.DauphinSUNSHINE LINESUNSHINE LINE
Ursuline Support Services - Protective ServicesIdentifies older adults who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect and exploitation. These abuses can take the form of self-neglect, caregiver neglect, abandonment, or physical, emotional, and financial distress. Our staff investigates all allegations of abuse, and through working with various resources, develops a plan to correct the situation. Ursuline Senior Services shares this responsibility in Allegheny County with Eastern Area Adult Services and Lutheran Services Society.AlleghenyUrsuline Support ServicesUrsuline Support Services
Washington County Area Agency on Aging Protective ServicesInvestigates reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect), abandonment and financial exploitation. Also provides assistance to alleviate the risk of harm. Concerns may be reported anonymously. Abuse reports can be made 24/7 whether the person lives in the community or a care facility such as a nursing home, etc. Reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination and civil or criminal prosecution. All reports are investigated, an evaluation of the victim's needs is determined and a care plan developed. Information concerning the victim's case will be maintained as confidential.WashingtonPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Protective Services for SeniorsProvides resources and support to prevent, detect, reduce or eliminate self neglect, neglect by a caregiver, physical, sexual or psychological abuse or financial exploitation and abandonment. Calls after normal office hours will be directed to call an emergency number for assistance.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Protective Services ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging

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