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    Aging Institute of UPMCProvides information about medical and support services at UPMC and about programs offered by government, public, and private organizations. Provides care coordination through its many programs, from hospital-based care to services in the home; from retirement living to long-term care options; and from urban to suburban to rural locations. The Institute is a collaboration between UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh.AlleghenyAging Institute of UPMCAging Institute of UPMC
    Aging Services, Family Caregiver Support Program - Indiana CountyA support group for caregivers to learn coping and caregiver skills and gain knowledge about diseases, medications, research and legal issues. Group meets the last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm.IndianaAging Services, Inc.Aging Services, Inc.
    Aging Services, Inc. - Indiana CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.IndianaAging Services, Inc.Aging Services, Inc.
    Allegheny County DHS - Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities of any age maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.AlleghenyAllegheny County Department of Human ServicesAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Allegheny County DHS - Area Agency on AgingThe Department of Human Services makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older, programs to help them transition through the changes that come with aging. Provides support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services include adult day services; companion services; home environment modifications; home delivered meals; inpatient respite care; institutional respite care; medical supplies and equipment; personal emergency response system; personal care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; caregiver support, and transportation.AlleghenyArea Agency on AgingAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Allegheny County DHS - Family Caregiver SupportThe Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) provides assistance to family members and friends providing daily caring for a frail loved one, 60 years of age and older, grandparents taking care of grandchildren when parents are unavailable, a relative with a disability living with them, or someone of any age with early onset Alzheimers. The program supports individuals who wants to live at home but need help with daily activities such as meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and/or personal care. It is designed to ease the burden for caregivers who are overwhelmed with helping their loved one, managing their own family, and possibly work responsibilities as well.AlleghenyArea Agency on AgingAllegheny County Department of Human Services
    Alzheimer's Association - Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Support GroupsOffer Education and Workplace "Lunch and Learn" programs for employee groups. Provide monthly support groups for diagnosed individuals who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, who are aware of their diagnosis, and want to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with the same problems. Family caregivers are encouraged to attend. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh ChapterAlzheimer's Association - Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
    Alzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PA Family Support GroupsFamily support group for Alzheimer's patients and those with related brain disorders. AlleghenyAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of W. PAAlzheimer's Disease Alliance of Western PA
    American Heart Association / Great Rivers Affiliate - Mercer CountyProvides current information on heart disease prevention and the importance of nutrition and exercise. Advocates on issues such as; smoke-free public places, more bike and pedestrian friendly cities and towns, better nutrition and higher quality physical education in schools and affordable healthcare. Improves the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by providing training for medical professionals and educating the public about the warning signs of stroke, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. National organization supports heart and stroke research and disseminates medical advances and new treatment guidelines though journals, conferences and online courses. MercerAmerican Heart Association / Great Rivers AffiliateAmerican Heart Association
    Area Agency on Aging - Armstrong CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.ArmstrongArmstrong County Area Agency on AgingArmstrong County Area Agency on Aging
    Area Agency on Aging - Butler CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program – Armstrong CountyThe Family Caregiver Support Program offers a variety of services which target the needs of those families who are caring for an age 60 or older functionally dependent care receiver. The financial assistance is provided to reinforce, rather than replace care being provided to the elderly individual. The financial benefits are available to reimburse caregivers for expenses directly related to the provision of care.ArmstrongArmstrong County Area Agency on AgingArmstrong County Area Agency on Aging
    Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program – Butler CountyAssistance for the care receiver and services to support the caregiver, designed to allow the care receiver to continue living at home. The program is designed to reduce caregiver stress and reinforce the care being given to family members. Offers assessment, care management, benefits counseling, care-giving skills training, support and financial assistance with expenses in purchasing supplies, home modifications and assistive devices.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program – Westmoreland CountyProvides financial assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and over.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging Pennsylvania Caregiver Support ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program - Mercer CountyAssists families in assessing their needs when taking care of older relatives who are 60 years of age or older. Services include some financial support, benefits advice and counseling where caregivers are advised of benefits that are available to them. MercerCommunity Care ManagementMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Area Agency on Aging - Mercer CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years.MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Area Agency on Aging - Westmoreland CountyThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.WestmorelandArea Agency on Aging - Westmoreland CountyWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Armstrong Link to Aging & Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.ArmstrongArmstrong Link to Aging & Disability ResourcesArmstrong County Area Agency on Aging
    Beaver County Office on AgingThe Pennsylvania Department of Aging makes available, to persons 60 years of age and older a wide variety of programs to help them transition through the changes that come with the passing years. The Department’s local resources, or Area Agencies on Aging, provide support and services to enable older adults to continue to live in their homes and communities. Services may include adult day services, companion services, counseling, home environment modifications, home delivered meals, inpatient respite care, institutional respite care, medical supplies and equipment, personal emergency response system, personal care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, transportation, caregiver support, and aging waiver programs.BeaverOffice on AgingBeaver County Office on Aging
    Beaver County Office on Aging, Caregiver Support ProgramThe Caregiver Support Program is designed to reduce caregiver stress. The emphasis of this program is to respond directly to the needs of caregivers who are caring for a functionally dependent elderly consumer. Financial reimbursement may be provided for out-of-pocket caregiving expenses, such as personal care services, supplies, assistive devices, or home modifications. Total household income determines the specific percentage of monthly reimbursement.BeaverOffice on AgingBeaver County Office on Aging
    Butler Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older 0adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.ButlerPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Caregiver Action NetworkThe Caregiver Action Network is a family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.Caregiver Action NetworkCaregiver Action Network
    caring.comCaring.com is a senior care information and resource website that provides informative sections on:
    • Assisted Living,
    • Memory Care,
    • In-Home Care,
    • Independent Living,
    • CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community),
    • and Nursing Homes.
    Includes information on different types of senior care: Adult Day Care, Geriatric Care Managers, Home Healthcare and Hospice Care; as well as searchable assisted living facilities by state.
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    Challenges, Options in Aging - Apprise ServicesGuides through Medicare health insurance, prescription coverage and long-term care insurance options. The aim is to assist in making informed decisions regarding health coverage. Learn about eligibility for other available benefits, get assistance with Medicare claim and billing questions and help completing necessary paperwork.LawrenceChallenges, Options in AgingChallenges, Options in Aging
    Challenges: Options in Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program – Lawrence CountyChallenges offers comprehensive in-home services for Lawrence County residents 60+ to help them remain safely in their own home, which may eliminate their need to move to a nursing home.LawrenceChallenges, Options in AgingChallenges, Options in Aging
    Challenges, Options in Aging - Lawrence CountyCatholic Charities county offices provide seniors and their families with information about community resources and connect them to parish-based volunteers who can assist them with emergency basic needs. For Lawrence County seniors, a full spectrum of services is available through our Challenges: Options in Aging program. Challenges: Options In Aging is Lawrence County's Area Agency on Aging. Challenges: Options in Aging program is operated by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, serving residents of Lawrence County since 1974. Challenges seeks to enhance independence and maintain the highest quality of life possible for older adults through its programs and services—community centers, in-home services, and supportive services. Challenges' centers offer a wide variety of educational, recreational and health-related activities to help support the independence of older adults who live in Lawrence County. While many of the activities are free, others require membership. There are two Challenges locations: New Castle Center Shenley Square 2706 Mercer Road New Castle, PA 16105 Ellwood City Center 1405 Woodside Avenue Ellwood City, PA 16117LawrenceChallenges, Options in AgingChallenges, Options in Aging
    Christ United Methodist Church - Caregiver Support GroupThe Christ United Methodist Church Primetime Caregiver Support Group is a support service of the Christ Church Prime Time Adult Day Care Center to help to relieve the strain of caring for a frail elderly spouse or parent.AlleghenyChrist United Methodist Church Support GroupsChrist United Methodist Church, Bethel Park
    Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) - Alliance for Community Respite CareProvides support and relief through access to respite care for caregivers and children and adults of all ages with special needs. Respite refers to short-term, temporary care. It is typically provided for people with special needs so caregivers, family members, foster parents, or friends can take a break from the daily routine of care giving.AlleghenyCommunity Living and Support Services (CLASS)Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
    Conemaugh Health System - Operation Family CaregiverOperation Family Caregiver is an educational program offered by the Conemaugh Health System to teach caregivers of returning Service Members a set of tools to help manage everyday problems. Operation Family Caregiver is a FREE, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of: in-home, Skype or phone visits, monthly telephone availability, data collection at beginning and end, program length 4-6 months, and you must complete 75% of sessions to be considered a program completer. The objective of the program is to improve:
    • Ability of family caregiver to utilize evidence-based problem-solving skills to reduce the burden of caregiving and enhance well-being,
    • Utilization of problem-solving skills to lower family caregiver depression and health complaints,
    • Management of anxiety of children located in the home.
    Taking part in this program may help you to better understand the problems you may be having as a caregiver for a service member with physical disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or combat stress. Any information obtained from this program, and which may be important to your health will be shared with you.
    CambriaConemaugh Health System Home HealthConemaugh Health System
    Extended Family CareProvides skilled and non-medical services in the home, including: personal care, companionship, respite, skilled and non-skilled services (RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, MSW), caregiver14AlleghenyExtended Family CareExtended Family Care
    Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. They are a public voice for caregivers and illuminate the caregivers' daily challenges to better the lives of caregivers nationally, provide them the assistance they need and deserve, and champion their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance
    Fayette County Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides financial assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and overFayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Home Instead Senior Care - ButlerEnables older adults to continue to live independently. Services include personal care services, homemaker assistance including meal preparation and laundry, transportation to medical appointments or shopping and companionship.BeaverHome Instead Senior CareHome Instead Senior Care
    Indiana Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information and referral to individuals and their families over the age of 60 and adults with disabilities age 18-59.IndianaPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Indiana Regional Medical Center - Brain Injury Support GroupSupports patients and families affected by brain injuries including strokes.IndianaBrain Injury Support GroupIndiana Regional Medical Center
    Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette Faith In ActionProviding volunteer companionship and assistance to help seniors remain living in their homes and communities, independent and healthy. Assistance may include transport to medical appointments, caregiver relief, friendly visiting, handyman services, yard work and snow shoveling.FayetteFaith In ActionInterfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette
    Laurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. - Faith in ActionAssists the elderly in maintaining their independence by providing companionship, assistance, transportation, errands and other quality of life services through a network of volunteers, two hours per week. WestmorelandFaith In ActionLaurel Area Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Inc. Faith in Action
    Lawrence Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.LawrencePennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    LIFE Beaver CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individual’s need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available 24 hours a day; adult day services; personal care; home care; housekeeping and laundry; rehabilitation therapies; transportation to the LIFE center and medical appointments; medications and medication management; meals; medical equipment; and dentistry, optometry, and audiology.BeaverLIFE Beaver CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LIFE Butler CountyLIFE, adult day care, long term care, nursing homes, nursing home alternative, home health care, nursing care, medication management, aging, seniors, older adults, personal care, errands, homemaker, housekeeping, chores, medical appointments transportationButlerLIFE Butler CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LIFE Lawrence CountyProvides support to help older adults be able to continue living at home. Based on an individual’s need, LIFE can provide: comprehensive medical management by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals; an on-call nurse and physician available 24 hours a day; adult day services; personal care; home care; housekeeping and laundry; rehabilitation therapies; transportation to the LIFE center and medical appointments; medications and medication management; meals; medical equipment; and dentistry, optometry, and audiology.LawrenceLIFE Lawrence CountyLutheran SeniorLife
    LifeSpan, Inc. Caregiver Relief ProgramThe Care Management Program provides in-home support to seniors who need assistance to remain at home.AlleghenyLifeSpan, Inc.LifeSpan, Inc.
    Lifesteps, Inc. - Alzheimer's Caregivers Support GroupAlzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is a social group for families as they attempt to handle the challenges presented them after a diagnosis. Provides opportunities for social events as well as education and information-sharing. Members are referred by the Visiting Nurses Association, local rehabilitation centers, local hospitals, and from other participants.ButlerAdult and Senior ServicesLifesteps
    Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - AppriseHelps individuals age 60 and older with all types of health insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private policies such as Long Term Care and Medicare Supplement Insurance.MercerMercer County Area Agency on AgingMercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Mercer Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.MercerPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesPennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Stroke Support GroupThis support group is free and open to all persons recovering from strokes and their families.WashingtonMonongahela Valley Hospital Support GroupsMonongahela Valley Hospital
    National Association of American VeteransAssists eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting, and emergency assistance referrals. Supports veterans, their families, and military caregivers by collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public. Provides information on education, employment, housing, nutritional and spiritual wellness, medical care information, and job training and career coaching.National Association of American VeteransNational Association of American Veterans
    National Volunteer Caregiving NetworkMaintains an online directory of Faith in Action and volunteer caregiving programs nationwide. Support interfaith volunteer caregiving programs and works to create new programs.National Volunteer Caregiving NetworkNational Volunteer Caregiving Network
    North Hills Community Outreach In Service of SeniorsHelps older adults remain safe and independent in their homes and in our communities. This is done by providing non-medical, practical volunteer caregiving such as: Friendly visiting, grocery shopping and errands, transportation and escorting to medical appointments, telephone reassurance.AlleghenyNorth Hills Community Outreach In Service of SeniorsNorth Hills Community Outreach
    Pennsylvania Department of Aging - ARCH National Respite Network and Resource CenterThe ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in the United States; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums. The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels, and the Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center which is funded by the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging (AoA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services.DauphinPennsylvania Department of AgingPennsylvania Department of Aging
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Support Program - WashingtonThe Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and older. The caregiver and care recipient may reside in the same household or in different homes, but the care recipient must reside in Fayette, Greene, or Washington County. Based on the financial situation of the family household, the caregiver is eligible to receive financial assistance for the following services: Respite Care Services (within and outside the home); Domestic Services; Counseling Services; Purchase of caregiver supplies not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other third party payors; Adapting the home to ease the burden and stress of caregiving. WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Family Caregiver Support Program - GreeneProvides assistance to an unpaid caregiver who provides hands-on care for a person 60 years of age and older. The caregiver and care recipient may reside in the same household or in different homes, but the care recipient must reside in Fayette, Greene, or Washington County. Based on the financial situation of the family household, the caregiver is eligible to receive financial assistance for the following services: Respite Care Services (within and outside the home); Domestic Services; Counseling Services; Purchase of caregiver supplies not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other third party payors; Adapting the home to ease the burden and stress of caregiving.GreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - FayetteProvides opportunities and services to older adults(ages 60 and older, unless otherwise noted) to promote their best possible well-being.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging - Fayette CountySouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - GreeneProvides opportunities and services to older adults(ages 60 and older, unless otherwise noted) to promote their best possible well-being.GreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. - WashingtonProvides opportunities and services to older adults(ages 60 and older, unless otherwise noted) to promote their best possible well-being.WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
    St. Clair Hospital - Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Support GroupFamily and Friends of persons affected by Alzheimer's. Support groups generally meet the first Tuesday of each month. Please call in advance for information.AlleghenySt. Clair HospitalSt. Clair Hospital
    Uniontown Hospital - Stroke Survivor/Caregiver Support GroupFree support group for stroke survivors and caregivers. Provides monthly programs of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers as well as an opportunity for support and socialization.FayetteHospital FacilityUniontown Hospital
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support CoordinatorThrough VA's Caregiver Support Line and Caregiver Support Coordinators, you can find the support you need to provide the Veteran you care for with the best care at home. Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible such as: Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Centers, Home-Based Primary Care, Skilled Home Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide Program, Home Telehealth, Respite Care, Home Hospice Care. United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support LineToll-free support line for those who provide care for veterans living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. The support line provides information on VA caregiver support resources and "warm" referral to caregiver support coordinators located in all VA medical centers. The support line is also available to respond to inquiries about the caregiver benefits associated with the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 VeteransFamily Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans. VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care. Additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers. Services Available to Family Caregivers through this Program include:
    • Monthly stipend,
    • Travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care),
    • Access to health care insurance (if the Caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan),
    • Mental health services and counseling,
    • Comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals,
    • Respite care (not less than 30 days per year).
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Ursuline Support Services - Stroke Survivor ConnectionEngages in physical and mental activities and counseling to support patients and their families recuperating from stroke.AlleghenyUrsuline Support ServicesUrsuline Support Services
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareVA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. VA Butler Healthcare also provides vocational services and housing resources for eligible Veterans to break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment.ButlerVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Dementia Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System,s Dementia Caregiver Support Program is and innovative model of a patient-centered alternative to institutional extended care. This program utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach involving a registered nurse, social worker, and psychologist. Team members utilize Telehealth technology, phone interventions, and a caregiver telephone support groups monitor and provide interventions or caregivers. The primary goal of this program is to reduce caregiver burden and stress, provide caregiver education and resource identification, and improve overall quality of life for both caregivers and veterans. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Washington County Faith in ActionProvides supportive services and outreach to meet the needs of the elderly and adults with disabilities. Services include transportation to medical appointments, errands and shopping assistance, supportive visiting and telephone reassurance, light housekeeping and meal preparation, minor household maintenance, caregiver relief, and reading or helping to pay bills.WashingtonWashington County Faith in ActionTransitional Paths for Independent Living
    Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APPRISE ServicesFree health insurance counseling to assist those who are medicare eligible to better understand health insurance and options.WestmorelandWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging APRISE ProgramWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Westmoreland Link to Aging and Disability ResourcesProvides information on services available to help older adults and people with disabilities maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life. Services include: information and referral, eligibility screening, options counseling, and application assistance.WestmorelandWestmoreland Link to Aging & Disability ResourcesWestmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
    AlleghenyWounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project

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