Attendant Care Eligibility

To be eligible for Attendant Care Services, you must: 

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania 
  • Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility or a Special Rehabilitation Facility for the Medicaid Waiver.  (Those who do not meet the Skilled Nursing Facility or Special Rehabilitation Facility level of care MAY qualify for the PA State funded Act 150 Program) 
  • Be between eighteen (18) and fifty-nine (59) years of age 
  • Be capable of a) hiring, firing, and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs 
  • For the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services Attendant Care Program, meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office. 
  • Have a medically determinable physical impairment that is expected to last of a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) calendar months or that may result in death
  • To take advantage of the Attendant Care Act 150 Program, you may be assessed a minimal co-payment. This co-payment is based on your income and will not be more than the total costs of services 

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Office of Long-Term Living Bureau of Individual Support
(717) 787-8091

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