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Help for Older Pennsylvanians


Rising expenses can drastically stress fixed incomes, which means that tough economic times can challenge older Pennsylvanians in unique ways. Property tax rebates, prescription assistance, free transportation and other programs ensure that older citizens can get the help they need.

Specific programs are also available for older Pennsylvanians who are seeking jobs as well as those who might need a little extra help to continue living in their own homes in their own communities.

Additional Resources



PA Rx Price Finder

The cost for prescription medications can vary greatly from one pharmacy to another. Enter your Zip code and the name of prescribed medicine to get a list of local pharmacies with price comparisons. Learn more...

Property Tax Rent/Rebate Program

Eligible Pennsylvanians can sign up now to have Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications mailed to them. Sign up online, or call, toll-free, 1-888-222-9190. Learn more...

Long Term Living in PA

This website provides quick access to information about the many long term living services and planning resources available for people over the age of sixty and adults with physical disabilities throughout Pennsylvania. Learn more...

Cope with heating expenses.

With a little knowledge and a little action, you can be protected from the cold and your heat can last all winter. Financial help may be available to you as well. Learn more...

Money Follows the Person

Money Follows the Person, or MFP, is an exciting initiative to assist people who want to leave institutional care and receive services in their communities, closer to family and friends. If you know someone who lives in a nursing facility, institution for people with mental retardation or state hospital, let them or their family know there are services available for them to successfully return to the community. By shifting funding from traditional institutional settings to home and community based services, people will be able to get the support they need to live independent and fulfilled lives. Learn more...

PACE, PACENET and PACE Plus Medicare

Pennsylvania’s prescription assistance programs for older adults, offering low-cost prescription medication to qualified residents age 65 and older. Learn more...

Medicare

Under PACE Plus Medicare, PACE/PACENET coverage is supplemented by federal Medicare Part D prescription coverage - offering older Pennsylvanians the best benefits of both programs. Older adults continue to receive the same prescription benefits while, in many cases, saving more money. Learn more...

Home & Community Based Services

Services covering a wide range of needs are available allowing individuals to remain in their communities and homes. These services include home health care; personal care, providing assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, toileting, etc.; health support services such as housekeeping, shopping assistance, laundry and mending; respite care (caregiver relief); transportation and other routine household chores as necessary to maintain a consumer's health, safety and ability to remain in the home; home-delivered meals prepared at a central location and delivered to a person's home. Learn more...

Pennsylvania Free Transit Program

This program provides free transit service on local established bus routes, trolley and rapid-transit lines. Beginning in Sept. 2007, individuals 65 and older may now ride free on fixed route services at all regular operating times on weekdays, weekends and holidays. Learn more...

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