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  • June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014

    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 1-800-753-8827. 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: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/dpworganization/officeoflongtermliving/LTCC

    Aging and Attendant Care Waiver Participants Who Self-Direct Their Services

    The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University is working on a Develpmental Disabilites Council funded Person-Driven Services Project. The Institue on Disabilities develeped a survey to find out what waiver partcipants know about different program service models. In particular, they are interested in finding out how much is known about an option calld Services My Way, which allows partcipants to manage their own waiver budgets.

    You can access this survey on-line by visiting the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SMWWaiver The survey will be available through July 31, 2014.

    Taking this survey is totally voluntary. Your answers on the survey, and whether or not you take it, will not affect the services you are receiving. Thank you for your assistance.

    OLTL Waiver Amendments and Transition Plan

    On June 30, 2014 the Department of Public Welfare's (DPW) Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) submitted waiver amendments to increase the number of unduplicated recipeints for the Aging, Attnedant Care and Independance Waivers. As required by the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Sercives (CMS) rule, the proposed amendments were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 17, 2014. No comments were received regarding these amendmetns. With these amendments OLTL submitted transition plans that outlined how the state will bring the subject waivers into compliance with the above referenced federal rule.

    Information on the federal rule can be found at http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Long-Term-Services-and-Supports/Home-and-Community-Based-Services/Home-and-Community-Based-Services.html

    OLTL has received public comment on the initial determinations relating to how the Aging, Attendant Care and Independence waivers are community-based and have the qualities described at 42 CFR § 441.301 (c)(4) for community-based settings. The comments and OLTL's responses as well as the transition plan that was submitted to CMS.  

    You can access the comments by clicking the link below:

    FINAL Transition Plan comments

    HCBS Transition Plan

    OLTL HCBS Transition Plan Public notice document

     

    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

    BED REQUESTS

    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

    2014 Bed Requests

    2013 Bed Requests


      Public Comments
     

    2012 Bed Requests
    2011 Bed Requests
    2010 Bed Requests
    2009 Bed Requests

    Workbook

    History of Bed Request Decisions

    History of Bed Request Decisions

    BED TRANSFER REQUESTS

    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