Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association provides you with rehabilitation choices and access to partners, community groups, and other local resources that can assist you with many of your non-treatment needs.
Helping patients can go beyond the direct treatment and rehabilitative care they need—financial, personal, and social concerns can become additional problems that affect your overall well-being. Western Pennsylvania Home Health Association is proud to be among a strong network of professionals in and outside of the medical field to help you achieve all of your rehabilitative and personal goals. As you continue to progress in your treatment, some questions may arise including:
• Where can I get medical equipment such as a wheelchair or a walker?
• How can I continue to pay for my services or any rehabilitative products that I may need?
• What other groups or organizations are available to help me?
• Are their support groups available in my community?
Directory of Local Partners and Resources
Below is a list of local partners and resources we have compiled that can help you improve your
overall well-being. Please revisit our site regularly, as we are working around the clock to bring
you and your loved ones additional resources to help support your or their independence.
• Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging—The ACAAA offers many programs and services
[Link to www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/aaa.aspx] to Allegheny County residents, age 60 years
and older, to help them live safe, healthy and, when possible, independent lives.
• Long Term Life Insurance—Long Term Care includes coverage for things you health
insurance doesn’t cover such as home care assistance. You can find more information on the
ACAAA website. [Link to www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/longtermadvocacy.aspx]
• Medicare and Medicaid—Medicaid is a medical services program for individuals and
families with low incomes and few resources. Medicare is a Federal health insurance program
that pays for hospital and medical care for seniors and people living with disabilities. Learn
more and see if you qualify for either of these programs. [Link to www.cms.gov.]
• Medigap Insurance— While Medicare provides most of the coverage you might need, it still
doesn’t cover everything. Many people choose to buy a separate policy from their insurance
company, known as Medigap insurance, [Link to www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-
Plans/Medigap/index.html?redirect=/Medigap/] to provide coverage for the areas in which
Medicare falls short on.
• Veterans Association—We have worked with various organizations such as the Veterans
Association to ensure that the cost of health care services do not stop you from receiving the
care you need. Find out more on getting help to pay for your care [Link to Payment Options
• Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging—From senior community centers, to in-home
services, to finding alternatives to nursing home care, all of these services can be discussed by
calling the ACAAA SeniorLine at 412-350-5460 or emailing SeniorLine@alleghenycounty.us.
• Meals on Wheels—Meals on Wheels provides free meals to seniors who need them each
day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs
deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs
provide both services. Find a Meals on Wheels provider [Link to
www.lsswpa.org/programs/meals-wheels-directory] close to you.
• Ombudsmen—The ACAAA’s Ombudsman Program [Link to
www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/longtermadvocacy.aspx] assures that you or a loved one will
receive quality long-term care with respect and dignity.
Adult Day Services
• Personal Injury
• Elder Law Attorney
Join Our Community Partnership Directory
If you are a health care professional from a social work agency, medical equipment supplier,
eldercare law firm, or any other organization in the Pittsburgh region whose products or
services could better the lives of our patients, please contact us today [Link to Contact page].
We are always looking to provide our clients with valuable resources that can help better their
lives while they travel on their path toward independence and healthy living. As a health care
organization, if you are ever in need of help or backup staff members, please contact us to learn
more about our Referral Program. [Link to Referral Program page]