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State Guru

 On this state page you will find resources, senior housing, and senior lifestyle opportunities. Such items address Seniors' needs from Active Communities to Assisted Living along with Insurance, Medical and Financial Planning information.
We attempt to keep the state unique information current. To accomplish this we encourage individuals to become a state "guru".

If you are aware of any changes that need to be made or might want to become a guru with its related rewards, please let us know via the email or address at the bottom of this page.

Agencies on Aging

Agencies on Aging

Department of Aging
Health Insurance
Counseling and Assistance
400 Market Street
Rachel Carson State Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17101
1.800.783.7067

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After Mom Moves

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AFTER MOM MOVES

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Alzheimer's Communities Regulations


Alzheimer's Unit requirements are not separately specified
Department of Public Welfare,
Division of Personal Care Homes
717.783.8391

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Senior Apartments

You may choose to spend your golden years in a community designed especially for mature adults. Senior living facilities come in many sizes and shapes. Senior apartments are one such chose. A Senior Apartment allows you to take advantage of many amenities and personalized services without having to maintain a house and yard.

Senior apartments should be a consideration for older adults that can take care of themselves. Aside from age-restrictions these apartments are usually developed the same as standard apartments. Some of these apartments are also equipped with items such as hand rails and pull cords to make getting around and living easier. Also these apartments provide a community of elderly neighbors without the hassles of a larger home to manage. Properties can vary in terms of services but typically offer apartment living and services designed specifically for independent active seniors 55 and older. Since many of these residences are designed for active seniors, most do not offer meal service, housekeeping or medical services. Senior apartment complexes are usually located near senior centers, parks, shopping malls, golf courses and public transportation. Some provide van services to nearby shopping and needed services.

Senior apartments can be found in many communities, some are under federal housing guidelines and will only accept low income seniors, but most are privately owned. Many of the privately owned properties offer reduced rents to low-income tenants with assistance from Dept. of Housing Urban Development (HUD). You should be aware that senior apartments usually have a captured audience with a significant waiting lists period. The following table provides a listing of senior apartments in your state; those that may have subsidized units are identified with an "S" in the right hand column

 

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Senior Apartments

Senior Apartments
Property
Address
City
ST
ZIP
S
    
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Assisted Living Regulations

Assisted Living Regulatory Information
Department of Public Welfare, Division of Personal Care Homes
717.783.8391

Personal Care Homes Pennsylvania provides a state supplement to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for residents in these types of facilities. A Personal Care Home provides food, shelter, and personal assistance or supervision for four or more adults who do not need nursing home care. Residents may require assistance or supervision in matters such as dressing, bathing, diet, financial management, evacuation, and medication prescribed for self-medication.


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Reverse Mortgages

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Award Winning HMOs

Find out if any HMOs in your area rank in the top 50. HealthMatrix Research Inc. ranks HMOs, provides price comparisons, tips to ask when shopping for an HMO and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.



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Directories - Senior Housing Options

Assisted Living

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Drug Savings Programs and Medical Aids

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Incontinence Aid

An adult diaper (adult nappy) is an incontinence aid for those larger than an infant or toddler. Such adult diaper (adult nappy) may be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia. Adult diapers (adult nappy)are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional child diapers, underpants, and pads resembling sanitary napkins (known as incontinence pads).


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For information on your state's prescription drug assistance program-
800.225.7223
Program benefits and eligibility varies by state.

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Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Need help with the Medicare Maze?
Every state has a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
to help understand Medicare coverage, payments and Medigap Insurance options.
Note: Toll free numbers often work only from within the state.
From out of state? Use the other number, when provided.
1.800.783.7067
717.783.8975
For more counseling information visit www.medicare.gov

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Insurance: Life

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Insurance, Long Term Care


Because of old age, mental or physical illness, or injury, some people find themselves in need of help with eating, bathing, dressing, and other physical activities. Long-term care insurance can help pay for such care in the future. To help protect your financial independence, as you grow older, many Long Term Care Insurance providers have plans that offer comprehensive benefits as well as a proven track record of claims payments and financial stability. You should review all your options carefully.

 

Medicaid does not give you choices! Learn How to Protect your Loved Ones with Long Term Care Insurance

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Investments: Annuities, 401K Rollovers





Assisted Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities Your retirement planning should be based on understanding the options associated with Assisted living. As part of a retirement plan these options combine housing, support services and health care, as needed. Assisted living is a retirement service for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management or assistance, bathing, dressing and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer's, or they may need help with mobility, incontinence or other challenges of senior life. Residents are assessed to determine the level of service they may need. These retirement services generally include: 24/7 supervision, 3 meals a day, housekeeping, transportation, minor medical attention, personal care assistance, security and emergency call, exercise programs, social and educational activities. In addition some Assisted living communities may provide: gardens, libraries, and chapels.

Assisted living communities are operated by both profit and non-profit organizations. Pricing can range from $1000 to over $4,000 per month based on your location. There may be extra fees for special services.

Learn more about Assisted Living Communities here.


Assisted  Living Communities

Assisted Living Communities

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                Living Communities
Community
Address
City
ST
ZIP
    

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Moving Help and Supplies

Make sure you have the information you need to protect your memories, money, and belongings from moving problems.

The best defense against moving difficulties is to be informed and aware of your options when choosing a reputable mover. While most household moves go smoothly, there are many pitfalls that you should be aware of. It can also be stressful, even under the best of circumstances. Use the checklist here to help guide you through the moving venture.

A key step is to read and understand all information provided by the mover. These should include the following basic documents as part of your move:

Estimates
The estimate should clearly describe, in writing, all charges for services the mover will perform. Make sure the estimate is signed by the mover.
Do not accept oral estimates.

Order for Service
The order for service is a list of all the services the mover will perform and shows the dates your household goods will be picked up and delivered
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Bill of Lading
The bill of lading is a contract between you and the mover and a receipt of your belongings. You should be given a partially completed copy of the bill of lading before the mover leaves the residence at origin.


The inventory is the receipt showing each item you shipped and its condition. Be sure you receive a written copy of the inventory after your household goods are loaded, and that you agree with its description of your household goods' condition

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Get state regulator help:

PA PUC Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement717-783-5010

Real Estate Agents: Buy or Sell

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a Home or Condo?

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Aging In Place

Aging in Place "Aging in place" is growing older without having to move. Aging in place with supportive services is one of the most desirable ways of aging. Aging in place can achieve efficiencies enabled by the customized care. Successful aging in place approaches focus on the provision of the most appropriate care for the specific individual. Thus avoiding wasted costs brought on by a "generic" care model.

An aging in place scenario, creates housing and health care options to provide support as defined by an individualís wishes and efforts to live independently. Aging in place can work best when it is employed as a part of a comprehensive plan for retirement and aging. A key step in implementing aging in place is to make your home aging friendly. As we age we don't hear so well, we sometimes forget or get confused and we can even outlive doctor's predictions about our longevity. So as long as we persist in growing older, why not arrange our homes to accommodate our reality. Incorporate memory triggers into the way we arrange cabinets and counters, add soft fabrics to muffle background noises, change appliances to better accommodate our short-comings.

Here is a book to help you make your homes senior-friendly.

Universal Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modifying Your Home for Comfortable, Accessible Living
The book, Universal Design: A Step-by-Step Guide to Modifying Your Home for Comfortable, Accessible Living by Barbara Krueger and Nika Stewart is a good place to start.With the book as a guide you can plan ahead for years before you critically need the advantages offered by the ideas in the book.

Also visit: the Universal Design Living Laboratory:A National Demonstration Home at http://www.UDLL.com by Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD

If you want to learn more visit our Aging in place section .

Once you have an idea of the changes needed in the home, it is time to discuss the changes with a contractor/builder in your area. Below is a list of of such providers in your area.


Aging in Place

Aging In Place Contractors

Aging In Place
Company
Address
City
ST
ZIP
    

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State Department of Insurance

Insurance regulations differ from state to state.
Need help with an insurance company provider?
Want to know who writes Medigap insurance in your state?
Contact: Insurance Department
Consumer Services Bureau
1321 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717.787.2317


Taxes

  • Personal Income Tax
    Tax Rate Range: Flat rate of 2.8%.
    Personal Exemptions: None.
    Standard Deduction: None.
    Medical/Dental Deduction None.
    Federal Income Tax Deduction: None.
    Public Pension Exclusion: Full
    Private Pension Exclusion: Full.
    Social Security Exemption: Full.
  • Sales Tax: 6% (Food, prescription and non-prescription drugs, clothing, text books, heating fuels exempt.)
    Local jurisdictions may add up to 1% additional
    For further information Pennsylvania Department of Revenue



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