Serving the Elderly

Aging Options Program

Options is a program that allows individuals to receive services and supports in their homes and communities. The Options Program serves individuals who are either financially or clinically ineligible for Medical Assistance (MA) Long-Term Services and Supports.

Program Eligibility Requirements:

An individual shall be:

  • Age 60 and older
  • Experiencing some degree of frailty in regard to physical and/or mental status that impacts daily functioning
  • A Pennsylvania resident
  • A U.S citizen or lawful permanent resident 

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Community Health Choices

  • The Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. If you’re 21 or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid, or receive long-term supports through Medicaid because you need help with everyday personal tasks, you will be covered by Community Health Choices (CHC).
  • CHC will coordinate your health care coverage to improve the quality of your health care experience — serving more people in communities rather than in facilities, giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families, and experience an overall better quality of life.

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