Aging With Dignity: Five Wishes is an easy to use document that lets adults of all ages inform family and doctors their last wishes in case of serious illness.
AARP is a nonprofit organization, which has a membership of more than 37 million aging adults. AARP helps people turn their goals into reality through healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning. AARP advocates for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, services, and travel.
Medicare is Health care for the aged; a federally administered system of health insurance available to person’s aged 65 and over. This site provides information on everything from what Medicare is, how to apply for it, and filing a claim.
Provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and necessary health care.
Main Line Health is a non-for-profit health system that serves portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. The core of the Main Line Health System is it’s four acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. It also includes Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Mirmont Treatment Center, and the Home Care Network. Main Line Health is among the area’s leaders in medicine.
Main Line Adult Day Center provides a more intimate environment by providing a home like atmosphere. The Foerderer House is similar in architecture to many homes on the main line. The home is modernized and fitted to care for their members; including an elevator, as well as handicapped accessible bathrooms with fully equipped shower and kitchen to prepare meals or snacks.
They are dedicated to training service dogs, home companion dogs, and residential companion dogs to assist individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. It is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI). No one is denied a canine partner because of his or her inability to donated a suggested amount.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. This is a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs. They do not provide direct legal services, but one can access their members on their site.
This site allows you to search for a nursing home based on location.
This site is specific to Delaware County. Their mission is to plan, develop, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive and coordinated service system for older county residents, as well as to provide well-being and to maintain independence and dignity in a home environment for as long as possible.
This site is specific to Montgomery County. Through a network of services and programs available for older county residents to help them remain as independent as possible while they age. MCAAS assists low-income adults, families, and physically disabled adults to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.
Specializes in assisting older people and their families with long-term care arrangements. We can help you meet the challenges of long distance care giving, put together a comprehensive plan for present or future needs, or provide extra assistance for relocation, or monitor your relative during your vacation.
Oversees many services and benefits to older Pennsylvanians, planning for elder-focused initiatives in Pennsylvania to include long-term care programs for the frail and chronically ill.
Responsible for planning and coordinating health resources throughout the Commonwealth. It licenses and regulates a variety of health facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical facilities and other in-patient and out patient facilities.
The department is responsible for purchasing health care for more than 2.3 million Pennsylvania residents and enrolling Medical Assistance providers who administer the care.
This will help you to find a local senior center.