In Home Attendants for People With Disabilities

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    Programs that provide support for people with disabilities who need help in daily living routines primarily while in their homes but, on occasion, when they are out in the community. While many in-home attendant programs limit their services to people with physical disabilities, others serve a broader range of individuals within the disability community.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACHIEVA Home CareProvides in-home and community caregivers to support people of any age with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Caregiver supports can be provided for a few hours a month, daily, weekly and/or 24 hour bases. Builds independence, as well as, ensures the health and safety of the individuals that are supported.AlleghenyACHIEVAACHIEVA
    Caring Senior ServiceProvides in-home care for seniors. Services include meal preparation, housekeeping, transportation and hands on support with activities of daily living.MonroeCaring Senior ServiceCaring Senior Service
    Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - In Home RehabilitationOur primary goal is to help individuals with blindness and visual impairment to live safely, comfortably and efficiently within their homes. Instructors teach techniques for cooking safely, identifying canned goods, freezer items and medicines, managing laundry and housekeeping tasks, and keeping the household well-organized. Staff assists with marking appliances and with evaluating and implementing safety related changes within the home. Instructors also introduce simple methods for dealing with everyday tasks such as money identification, telling time, and using the telephone. Clients learn new ways to communicate using large print materials, adaptive writing aids, and audio technology. When appropriate, basic Braille may be introduced. Fundamental orientation and mobility skills and white cane techniques are oftentimes taught so that clients can travel safely in their environment. Caring is key. Instructors provide adaptive ways to deal with recreational and social challenges that sometimes arise from vision loss. They also help clients to develop realistic and positive attitudes towards living a rewarding life.DelawareCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; ChesterCenter for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Homemaker Chore ServicesHomemaker chore services include cleaning and laundry, meal preparation and other general household chores.FranklinARC of Franklin/Fulton CountiesARC of Franklin/Fulton Counties
    In Home Support Services - Community Services for SightSupport Services are provided in accordance with the need of the individual customer. The services involve the provision of minor tasks that will enable customers to remain in their own homes and can include activities such as assistance with preparing shopping lists and with shopping Assistance with personal business such as reading mail, paying bills, budgeting,handling correspondence, filing applications for benefits and other essential errands Assistance in labeling organizing and storage Marking or adjusting household appliances and equipment subsequent to professional instruction Secondary support service essential to the customer’s well being such as snow and ice removal and minor household repairs.LuzerneSupport Services - Community Services for SightCommunity Services for Sight
    In-Home Support Services, Penn Cares, Franklin County OfficePennCares offers a range of services for people with disabilities and their families, designed to help you to continue to live well in your community and have control of your life. This location is able to to provide the following services: •Penncares In-Home Care- For adults ages 18 years and up with physical disabilities, and adults ages 60 and up who need extra help due to aging, illness or injury. •Penncares non-skilled In-Home Caregivers help you gain and maintain new independence in essential activities of daily life. •PERSONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE- Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Mobility Assistance •HOME MANAGEMENT-Food Prep, Shopping & Errands, Light Housekeeping •COMPANIONSHIP-Socializing, Encouraging Engagement, Respite for Family Caregivers •PennCares Community Habilitation Services-For adults ages 21 and up with intellectual disabilities. PennCares Community Habilitation Services foster personal growth with goal-oriented activities to develop and enhance independent living, recreation, socialization and other life skills. FranklinPennCares, Franklin County OfficePennCares
    In-Home Support Services, PennCares, Hanover OfficePennCares offers a range of services for people with disabilities and their families, designed to help you to continue to live well in your community and have control of your life. This location is able to to provide the following services: •Penncares In-Home Care- For adults ages 18 years and up with physical disabilities, and adults ages 60 and up who need extra help due to aging, illness or injury. •Penncares non-skilled In-Home Caregivers help you gain and maintain new independence in essential activities of daily life. •PERSONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE- Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Mobility Assistance •HOME MANAGEMENT-Food Prep, Shopping & Errands, Light Housekeeping •COMPANIONSHIP-Socializing, Encouraging Engagement, Respite for Family Caregivers •PennCares Community Habilitation Services-For adults ages 21 and up with intellectual disabilities. PennCares Community Habilitation Services foster personal growth with goal-oriented activities to develop and enhance independent living, recreation, socialization and other life skills. YorkPennCares, Hanover OfficePennCares
    LifeForce - 24-Hour In-Home Care for the Elderly and Adults with DisabilitiesProvide live-in caregiver service for the elderly or adults with disabilities. Caregivers are certified nurse's aides, home health aides, homemakers, and companions with hands-on experience living with and taking care of the elderly. Caregivers are thoroughly screened, bonded, fully insured, and monitored for performance quality and client satisfaction. Services include
    • Assistance with bathing, toileting, dressing, and grooming
    • Assistance with walking and prescribed exercisesM/li>
    • Laundry and light housekeeping
    • Companionship and support
    • Transferring and ambulating
    • Medication supervision
    • Shopping and errands
    • Meal preparation
    DelawareLifeForce Caregivers for the Elderly - Edwardsville OfficeLifeForce
    Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Over 60 WaiverAging Over 60 Waiver provides extensive home and community based long-term care services to individuals as an alternative to nursing home placement. It is referred to as a waiver program because services are funded through a special wavier of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for home care services. MontgomeryMontgomery County Office of Senior Services - Montgomery; NorristownMontgomery County Office of Senior Services
    Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Over 60 Waiver - North PennAging Over 60 Waiver provides extensive home and community based long-term care services to individuals as an alternative to nursing home placement. It is referred to as a waiver program because services are funded through a special wavier of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for home care services. MontgomeryNorth Penn District OfficeMontgomery County Office of Senior Services
    Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Over 60 Waiver - PottstownAging Over 60 Waiver provides extensive home and community based long-term care services to individuals as an alternative to nursing home placement. It is referred to as a waiver program because services are funded through a special wavier of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for home care services. MontgomeryPottstown District OfficeMontgomery County Office of Senior Services
    Montgomery County Office of Senior Services - Over 60 Waiver - Willow GroveAging Over 60 Waiver provides extensive home and community based long-term care services to individuals as an alternative to nursing home placement. It is referred to as a waiver program because services are funded through a special wavier of certain Medicaid restrictions, allowing payments typically used for nursing home care to be used for home care services. MontgomeryWillow Grove District OfficeMontgomery County Office of Senior Services
    Residential ProgramsLifePath provides support to individuals in many types of settings. All individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Individuals are given opportunities to make decisions and choices about their lives. Individuals are afforded the chance to participate in their community and develop relationships outside of LifePath. Community Homes: -Homes are designed to meet the individual needs of each person. Trained staff provide 24 hour supervision. Homes vary in size from 1 to 10 individuals and are located conveniently for people from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties. Lifesharing: -Lifesharing through family living is living with and sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household. Lifesharing is recognized as being both a close personal relationship and a place to live. Lifesharing offers an individual with a disability the opportunity to live with a family or individual who will support his/her desires and needs for an everyday life. In Home Supports: -Staff assist families with caring for their loved ones in their own family's home. Services provided in this natural family setting are customized to the needs of the individual and family. Supported Living: -Staff support individuals in their quest for independence through apartment living based on the choice of the individual. Varying levels of support are available.LifePath, Inc.LifePath
    Transitional Paths for Independent LivingServices for people with disabilities: housing referral service; technical assistance and recommendations for making existing and new structures accessible; care counseling and attendant care; homemaker services (in Washington County only); in-home skillsWashingtonTransitional Paths for Independent LivingTransitional Paths for Independent Living
    United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Selinsgrove - Attendant Services for People with Physical DisabilitiesSnyderUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - SelinsgroveUnited Cerebral Palsy of Central PA

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