PA Options Program
PA Options Program
What is the Options Program?
Pennsylvania's Options Program provides seniors with home care services at a reduced price or no charge at all. It also offers their loved ones assistance like adult day care and respite care to help balance daily life. The program is long-term, but service hours are supplemental and usually limited to less than 10 hours a week. Each county has their own Area Agency on Aging (AAA) that determines program limits.
When It's Needed:
- Home Support (Cooking, Cleaning, Laundry)
- Personal Care (Bathing, Grooming, Toileting)
- Home-Delivered Meals
- Adult Day Care
- Respite Care
- Transportation Assistance
How does the Options Program work?In order to qualify for the PA Options Program, you must contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the county you or your loved one resides in to request an assessment for the Options Program.
The assessment will determine which suite of services are appropriate for you or your loved one’s needs. Qualifying factors include the client’s health and physical abilities, as well as income level.
Creating Better Options for AllOur sterling reputation for home health care in the Philadelphia region has been sustained throughout the last two decades. We are truly passionate about home care and are committed to our clients, and the PA Options Program allows us to care for individuals who are in need. There are many services that are available to you or your loved one within the PA Options Program. Based on your assessment and level of need, benefits will be adjusted.
How can I pay for these services?The PA Options Program eligibility and funding are determined by your local AAA. Depending on your income level and assets, there are different stages of cost sharing and assistance available. We encourage you to contact AAA directly to learn how you may qualify, but AccuCare is always available to help you through the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
In which counties do you provide Options care?
Can I choose you as my provider?
You will have to contact your AAA service coordinator to request our agency, though not all AAA offices allow client choice for options.
Where can I find out more about the Options Program if you do not cover my county?
We recommend that you search your local county’s AAA office and call them to request an assessment for the Options Program. It is complementary and worth your time if you are in need of care services.