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    Office of Long-Term Living

    The majority of people will need assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation, at some point in their lives, whether due to aging, injury, illness or disability. Knowing what types of services are needed, available and how to obtain them is not easy. Whether you need help now or are exploring future options for yourself or a loved one, services and supports available through the Pennsylvania Office of Long-Term Living can assist you.

    The goal of this Web site is to provide you easy access to information about the services and supports available, across Pennsylvania, through the Office of Long-Term Living. Helpful information is available for those who provide care and for people interested in planning for future needs.

    The Office of Long-Term Living helps Pennsylvanians find answers to these questions:

    • What types of services and supports are available?
    • Where can you find providers or caregivers?
    • How do I become a provider of long-term living services?
    • How will you pay for the services?

    You may also call the toll-free Long-Term Care Helpline at 1-866-286-3636. Counselors will be able to provide information and refer you to the local agencies that can provide assistance with planning and arranging long term care and services.

    Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission

    The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission (LTCC) is part of Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan to ensure access to quality, affordable health care. The commission will focus on improving the current long-term care system, including identifying effective ways to provide better coordinated methods of administering long-term care programs and services and ensuring quality health care for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with disabilities. Learn more at:

    Abuse, Neglect, Abandonment and Financial Exploitation (*Webinar Slides*)

    Ensuring the health and safety of program participants is one of the waiver assurances required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, state laws are in place requiring service coordinators and direct service providers to report abuse, neglect, abandonment and financial exploitation. Two webinars were held by OLTL in September 2013 to review these state laws and the reporting requirements now in place.

    Webinar for Service Coordinators
    Webinars for Direct Service Providers

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    Enterprise Incident Management (EIM)
    Information for Families and Individuals
    Information for Providers
    Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles
    Long-Term Living in Pennsylvania
    Long-Term Care Case Mix Information
    Long Term Living Training Institute
    Senior Care and Services Study Commission
    Search for Long-Term Living Providers


    Under 55 Pa.Code § 1187.21a (relating to nursing facility bed requests-statement of policy), the Department of Public Welfare (Department) is required to post the notice on the website listing requests received from nursing facility providers for an increase in the number of the providers’ licensed and MA-certified beds. The public notice gives the opportunity for interested persons to submit comments regarding the notice to the Department.


    2013 Bed Requests
      Public Comments
    2012 Bed Requests
    2011 Bed Requests
    2010 Bed Requests
    2009 Bed Requests


    History of Bed Request Decisions

    History of Bed Request Decisions


    2014 Bed Transfer Requests

    2013 Bed Transfer Requests
      Public Comments

    2012 Bed Transfer Requests
    2011 Bed Transfer Requests
    2010 Bed Transfer Requests

    Learn more about the Long-Term Care Subcommittee:

    Committee news and schedule
    Committee minutes 2004-2010
    Committee minutes 2011
    Committee minutes 2012-2013