What is the Adult Services Program?

Our Adult Program provides services to people with disabilities so they can remain as independent as possible. The agency serves as a supports coordination provider for the Pennsylvania’s Waiver programs under the Office of Long Term Living. Persons with disabilities who do not qualify for the waiver program but are in need of support may be provided with general social work services to assist them with services to maintain their independence. Nursing Home Transition Services are provided for individuals with disabilities who wish to move from a Nursing home back to the community.

We are here to help you and want you to understand Community Health Choices.

As of January 1, 2019, your current OLTL Home and Community based waiver will be combined with your Medicaid physical health insurance.  This will allow for better coordination of all services.  In addition, if you have Medicare, everything will be coordinated as well, but you may keep your Medicare the way it is now. There are three insurance companies that will be managing CHC and you have a choice to pick one. It is your choice!   To learn more about the 3 health plans and to enroll in CHC:

Here at CPA of CC, we have kept up with all of the changes and will continue to provide our quality services.  But as with any change, it can be stressful and at times confusing.  We here to help by listening and supporting you as we always have.

As a Service Coordination Organization, we have currently entered into an agreement with Keystone First (AmeriHealth Caritas) to provide Service Coordination within the CHC waiver.  We are still assessing working with the other two health plans.

To read more about the role of Service Coordination in CHC click here:

IMPORTANT!  The OBRA and Act 150 Waivers are not a part of Community Health Choices and we will continue to provide Service Coordination in those waivers.

General Eligibility Criteria

To receive services, a person must comply with the following:

  • Over age 18
  • A resident of Chester County or its surrounding areas
  • Be a person with a disability
  • Determined to be in need of the particular service requested
  • Determined eligible by the Independent Enrollment Broker

Why choose us as your Waiver provider?

As with all aspects of our program, the consumer driven centered philosophy is inherent in all of our services. We develop partnerships with our consumers that allow for open communication, trust, shared responsibility and mutual respect. The services are home and community-based, flexible and individualized. We recognize that strengthening and empowering our consumers will enhance their potential and therefore produce a better quality of life and self respect. We are here in your community!

We provide services through the following waiver programs:  Attendant Care, Autism, Commcare, Independence and the OBRA Waiver.

What is the Nursing Home Transition Services Program?

The program provides coordinated resources and services for adults to live independently in the community. NHT (Nursing Home Transition) services promote individual choice in long term living options.  Any individual residing in Chester County in a nursing home who would like to return to the community is eligible for Nursing Home Transition services. The agency serves as the facilitator of NHT services for individuals with disabilities under the age of 60 and has a collaborative relationship with the Chester County Office of Aging for long term living services.

Program Outcomes:

  • 98% of adults with disabilities in our program report their health status has improved or remained stable since starting in the program.
  • 99% of adults with disabilities in our program live in the community and continue to avert a nursing home placement.

Services can include access to:

  • Social work services
  • Personal care attendants
  • Homemaker Services
  • Home modifications
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Assistive Technology
  • Transportation
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Adult day programs
  • Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy
  • Supportive Employment
  • Community Integration
  • Nursing Home Transition (NHT) services

What are the costs?

All programs are provided free of charge. The agency is a Medical Assistance Provider. Agency programs are funded in part from government contracts, United Way member support, and private donations.

You can help!

Your donations allow us to keep these programs free and running!

More Information

For more information about the program, please contact:

Kim Sharpe

Director of Adult and Community Social Services

KSharpe@ccdisability.org

 

Adult Staff with Participant and computer