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Urgent: Protecting Your Choice

Pennsylvania is once again trying to limit your choices for your homecare with a flawed Agency with Choice model that will allow only one vendor Agency statewide.  Our concerns and potential solutions are: Insufficient Comment Period  An Extended period for at least another 30 days.  Request public input at an upcoming MLTSS Sub-MAAC & other LTC meetings  Don’t Limit Consumer Choice  Like ODP Agency with Choice options, OLTL must have at least 6 Agency with Choice vendors in each CHC/MLTSS service region, not one choice statewide, • Inform and educate Consumers on AWC and available choices.  Does Not Guarantee Improved …

Cerebral Palsy Guide

The Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options, and emotional support for those affected by cerebral palsy. Visit the guide now.

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Job Opportunities

Liberty Resources is hiring for the following positions in the Philadelphia area. More information and to apply on Liberty Resources website: Accounting Manager: Under general direction from the CFO, the Accounting Manager oversees the accounting activities of Liberty Resources Inc. The Accounting Manager is responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s accounting processing objectives. This position requires an extremely detail orientated person with significant knowledge of finance administration, including state and federal regulations. Certified Nursing Assistant: This position requires a current, unencumbered state certification to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  Must be willing to travel throughout …

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A resource for our Veteran Friends

Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for older adults and some younger adults with disabilities. If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities. For many veterans, enrolling in Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when it comes to choosing the doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits. For more …

Williamsport City Hall For ALL!!

WILLIAMSPORT – The city of Williamsport has agreed to make modifications to City Hall to settle a federal lawsuit that accused it of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night approved a consent decree with the Center for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania, the local chapter of ADAPT and four individuals. ADAPT describes itself as a community that organizes disability rights activists. The cost of making the necessary structural improvements to City Hall that would include full compliance with all ADA requirements has been estimated at between $3 million and $8 million. …

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A Big Thanks to our Service Partner PAHW!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:          Jay Pagni mediainquiries@PaHealthWellness.com   PA Health & Wellness Supports Community Needs during COVID-19 Pandemic Partnerships and programs address the social determinants of health in Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania   CAMP HILL (May 5, 2020) – During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people across Pennsylvania are facing challenges that extend beyond medical care and include basic daily needs such as food and  essential supplies. Centene, a leading multi-national healthcare company, has partnered with various organizations to support efforts that address these social determinants of health. PA Health & Wellness (PHW), as part of the Centene family, will …

Statewide Support and Referral Helpline – COVID-19

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational. The number to call is 855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600. To create and staff the support line, DHS has partnered with the Center for Community Resources (CCR), an experienced regional crisis and call center provider based in Butler …

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We can’t let this Happen!!!

Read the article here Pa. residents with disabilities worry coronavirus rationing will deem them expendable Some might consider it far-fetched for people with disabilities to fear they won’t be given a ventilator if they’re near death because of COVID-19. Or that the ventilator they use daily might be given to someone else if they are critically ill and resources are scarce. But such possibilities don’t feel far-fetched to those who live their lives struggling against people and policies that devalue them or treat them as expendable. “It’s always in the back of my mind — will they value me as …