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If you are found eligible for the OLTL Waiver Program, assistance will be available to help you with your daily activities and health care needs. But for those who are unfamiliar with the OLTL, or Office of Long-term Living, you may be asking, what is this office and its functions? and why is it critical to be aware of such?

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) administers Medicaid programs that provide long-term services to the elderly and physically disabled residents of Pennsylvania.
  • Both financial and functional requirements must be met for eligibility.
  • The continuum of care includes services provided in patients’ homes, as well as institutional care provided in nursing homes.

The Department of Human Services (formerly the Department of Public Welfare) was required to establish attendant care services for eligible individuals under Act 150.

To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be a Pennsylvania resident. Pennsylvania residents are either United States citizens or immigrants lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  2. Residents must be 18 to 59 years old.
  3. A person should have the ability to direct his or her own care.
  4. Participate in the Medicaid Attendant Care Waiver application process and be ineligible for attendant care services.
  5. Be mentally alert and capable of selecting, supervising, and, if necessary, terminating a PAS employee. You should also be capable of managing your own financial and legal affairs.
  6. Experiencing any physical impairment that is medically determinable and expected to last at least 12 months.
  7. Due to the physical impairment, the individual requires assistance with activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility, including, but not limited to those functions included in the definition of PAS or “personal assistance services”.
  8. Based on an assessment, require basic services.

You can choose from the following services:

  • Personal Assistance Services

    PAS has two types of services:
    1. Basic PAS Services and,
    2. Ancillary PAS Services

    Allows an eligible person to remain at home and in the community rather than in an institution and participate in activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility.

  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

    Individuals who are eligible for PERS services must meet the following criteria:
    1. They must live alone;
    2. Spend significant periods of time alone, considering their health status, disability, risk factors, support needs, and other factors.
    3. Live with someone who may not be able to access a telephone quickly when an emergency occurs;
    4. Require in-person monitoring and assistance on a routine basis. This service includes installation, repairs, monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Service Coordination

    Assists participants in identifying, coordinating, and obtaining the medical, social, housing, educational, and other services that support their needs. For more details, you may check Long-Term Living Home and Community-Based Services Regulations, Title 55 Pa. Code Chapter 52, § 52.26 and 27.

You can find out if you are eligible for the OLTL Waiver Program under the PA WAIVER PROGRAM by consulting with our team of qualified and professional healthcare experts. Send us an EMAIL or CALL us TODAY at 215-233-6107.

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