A Community Conversation on Long-Term Care

How can we begin to replace confusion with control when it comes to long-term care in Pennsylvania? By listening to what seniors, families, and caregivers need.

We invite you to share your experiences and ideas for improving long-term care as we work to ensure that the way our state provides these vital services to seniors and people with disabilities actually meets the everyday needs people have.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs helpful, but not necessary. Contact PHAN’s Consumer Engagement Manager Erin Ninehouser at (412) 863-1047 or erin@pahealthaccess.org.

BACKGROUND
This is a critically important time for these conversations as Pennsylvania embarks on a major overhaul of how long-term services and supports are provided. Community HealthChoices, the state’s new managed care system that will serve Pennsylvanians with both Medicare and Medicaid and those currently receiving long-term services and supports through the Office of Long-Term Living begins January 1, 2018 in Southwestern PA.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about this new program, how it works, what their options for coverage will be, and where to turn locally for one-on-one help getting services.

The Pennsylvania Health Access Network is a non-profit, non-partisan, consumer-led organization working to make sure seniors and people with disabilities get the best quality health care and the supports they need to live active, full lives, on their own terms.