Resource Guide

Bryn Mawr Terrace has developed the following list of resources to provide useful information to seniors and their families who may have questions regarding healthcare services.  

Bryn Mawr Terrace and Main Line Senior Care Alliance are not responsible for the content provided within these third-party websites.

Leading Age (Pennsylvania)

www.leadingagepa.org

This is the association of non-profit homes for the aging in Pennsylvania.  The website offers a number of publications and a listing of its members and their facilities. 

Alzheimer’s Association

www.alz.org
1-800-272-3900

Area Agencies on Aging

Pennsylvania’s Area Agencies on Aging are an excellent source of information for older adults and their families and caregivers.

Department of Aging
Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance
400 Market Street
Rachel Carson State Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17101
www.aging.state.pa.us
1-800-783-7067

Delaware County Services for Aged (COSA)

http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/cosa.html

Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services (MCAAS)

http://www.montcopa.org/index.aspx?nid=148

Chester County Department of Aging Services

http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=135 

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)

http://www.pcacares.org 

Benefits Check-up

www.benefitscheckup.org

Developed and maintained by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), it is the nation’s most comprehensive web-based service to screen benefit programs for seniors with limited income and resources.

Caregiving

www.caregiving.org

Caring

www.caring.com

Caring.com is a leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. The mission of Caring.com is to help the helpers. They equip family caregivers to make better decisions, save time and money, and feel less alone -- and less stressed -- as they face the many challenges of care giving.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

www.cms.gov

This website has information related to Medicare and Medicaid services, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Key topics include information on CMS regulations, research and statistics, outreach and education, and useful tools and resources. Those with Medicare, family members and caregivers should visit Medicare.gov, the official U.S. Government site, for the latest information on enrollment, benefits and other helpful tools.

Children of Aging Parents

www.caps4caregivers.org

Children of Aging Parents is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.

Elder Law Answers

www.elderlawanswers.com

ElderLawAnswers is a leading online destination for reader-friendly news and explanations of Medicare benefits, estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid coverage of long-term care, and other legal issues affecting seniors. 

Hospice Care

www.nhpco.org

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides educational information about care at the end of life.

Medicare

www.medicare.gov

This is the official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.  It contains links and search tools to help you find information you need.  Topics include the prescription drug plan, Medicare billing, Medicare appeals, long-term care, enrollment information and the ombudsman center.  It also includes a tool for comparing nursing homes.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

www.n4a.org

Veterans Benefits

http://www.va.gov/landing2_vetsrv.htm 

Pennsylvania Department on Aging

http://www.aging.state.pa.us/

Brochures can be downloaded via the links below or requested by contacting the Pennsylvania Department of Aging at:

555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-783-8975

Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians is a thorough listing of sources of help and information available to older Pennsylvanians.

Consumer Protection and Information

Information on how to find help regarding employment, housing, health care and health insurance

Protective Services

The Institute’s mission is to increase the capacity of Pennsylvania’s protective services and law enforcement agencies to better protect Pennsylvania’s older adults.

Are you Being Threatened or Abused in Your Own Home?

How to get help if you think you are a victim of abuse

Health and Human Services Resource Guide

The all in one handbook for the health and human services available in Pennsylvania

Healthy Living Never Goes out of Style

PrimeTime Health - a brochure describing a variety of ways to keep older people healthy.

Understanding Advanced Directives for Health Care

A guide to understanding advanced directives/living wills. Includes a form to fill our your living will

How To Select Long Term Care In Pennsylvania

This booklet helps older persons or caregivers choose the correct facility for them

A Helping Hand - Personal Care Home Edition

A guide that helps new residents adjust to their home

Know Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident

This booklet explains the rights all nursing home residents have under the law.

Pennsylvania's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Outlines the volunteer ombudsman program and its benefits.

We Look Into Reported Concerns About Long-Term Care Services

Explains how the long-term care Ombudsman can assist consumers of long-term care, including nursing and personal care home residents.

APPRISE - State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Where to find answers to your health insurance questions

"MOM" Medicare Overcharge Measure

Answers to your questions about the "MOM" Law

Programs and Services

Programs and services offered to older adults in Pennsylvania

Financial Guidelines for Aging Programs and Services

A cost guide for services offered by the statewide aging network