Personal Assistance Services
What services are provided?
At accessAbilities, staff understands the importance of knowing you need to count on quality and compassionate individualized service when in need. Serving those with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities, caregivers, or Attendants at accessAbilities, offer a host of home- and community –based services. accessAbilities Personal Assistance Services are provide direct care to help clients maintain independence in their home by assisting with activities of daily living and respite care.
Who can qualify for services?
Personal Assistance Services are available to help individuals 18 years of age or older diagnosed with illnesses or injuries such as Multiple Sclerosis or MS; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS; Traumatic Brain Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Dementia; Stroke; Arthritis; and surgeries such as knee surgery, to name a few. Services are also available for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Eligible adults may receive services as long as needed. Services such as housekeeping, errands, meal preparations, banking assistance as well as consumer-directed services such as wound care, catheter care, and medical and community activity transportation are just some of the ways PAS can help.
Who pays for the services?
Participants in the program can choose to private pay for services. Funding is available through Pennsylvania State programs such as the PA Department of Human Services Waiver Programs and Area Agency on Aging.
How do you become eligible?
- 18 Years of age to 59 - go to PA Department of Human Service to learn more about available funding
- 60 years of age and older – to Area Agency on Aging to learn more about available funding
- Adults with Intellectual Disabilities are typically funded through the PA Department of Human Services Waiver Program. If no funding is available, private pay can be arranged.
How can you learn more about eligibility and funding?
Contact a local Service Coordination Provider, or call accessAbilities Personal Assistance Services program at (724) 832-8272.