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Honor HealthCare Group
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Angels On Call
32 Red Hill Court
Newport, PA 17074

Phone: (717) 567-7937
Fax: (717) 567-7956

Angels on Call
1205 South 28th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Angels on Call
717 Market Street, Suite 103
Lemoyne, PA 17043

Phone: (717) 963-8077
Fax: (717) 317-9126

Legacy Hospice & Palliative Care
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Home Remedy Skilled Nursing
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: (717) 715-8700
Fax: (717) 715-8704

House Calls Rx
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 1-877-MD4YOU1
Fax: (717) 715-8704

Welcome to the Caregiver Support portal. Here you will find resources and materials relating to caregiving, volunteering, and handling grief.


Welcome to the Caregiver Book Nook!


Here you can find links to local, state, and federal resources and documents that may be helpful.
Click on a section below to view its resources…

+ National Research & Advocacy Groups

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Alzheimer’s Association

Website includes information, dementia education, caregiver resources and support, 24 hour helpline. Click here for the local office


American Cancer Society

Website includes resources and information about what cancer is, types of cancer, how to prevent cancer, stay healthy life tips; how to find support and treatment to those diagnosed and their families; current research, and ways to donate and be apart of the movement to end cancer.


American Gerontological Society Online Caregiver Guide

A comprehensive on-line guide with information on eldercare at home, including common physical problems, social problems, and managing care issues


American Heart Association

Website includes healthy tips for heart conditions, education and information on different heart conditions, research studies, support and information for caregivers, information on CPR and First Aid training. Arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular conditions, cholesterol, congenital heart defects, Diabetes, heart failure, metabolic syndrome, HIV, Peripheral Artery Disease, Stroke information discussed.


American Lung Association

Information, education, prevention and indications of predominant lung disorders (Lung cancer, Asthma, COPD, Influenza). Research information, advocacy, and a Lung Helpline.


Caring.com

Information on predominant health issues, In-home care supports, senior directories, money and legal matter resources, caregiver wellness topics and blogs


Caring Connections

Information, education, and support for people planning ahead, caring for someone, grieving a loss, or living with an illness.


Family Caregiving 101

An online resource to help caregivers find the information that they need to take care of their loved ones and themselves


National Family Caregivers Association

Providing education, support, empowerment, advocacy, and resources for caregivers


The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Hospice information, philosophy, caregiver resources, end-of-life information


+ Federal Agencies

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Social Security

General information: 1-800-772-1213. Apply on-line for retirement benefits, disability benefits, Medicare, SSI; get or replace a social security card; check the status of an application; additional resources, forms and support. Office Locator


Veterans Administration

Full list of veterans services for those in active service, retired, discharged, current and surviving families and spouses; forms to download, veteran hospital and clinic locations and phone numbers; burial and memorial information; health and well-being services and resources


2011 Benefits Guide

List of all current benefits available to veterans and their families


Medicare

Medicare enrollment information, education on Medicare benefit information, Medicare resources, quality care finder, and resources on Medigap, long-term planning guide, caregiver resources, and Medicare tools (MyMedicare.gov)

555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone (717)783-1609


Medicaid

Medicaid information by state, state resource information, eligibility and benefit information.
Downloadable PA application for cash assistance, food stamps, and Medical Assistance Benefits
On-line PA application cash assistance, food stamps, and Medical Assistance Benefits

+ Pennsylvania Agencies

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Pennsylvania Department on Aging

Includes Office of Long-term Living, Home and Community based services, local resources, PACE information, Health and Wellness information and resources.

Office of the Chief Counsel,
555 Walnut Street, 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone (717)783-1609


Pennsylvania Department of Health

The Department's mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens. The Department is responsible for planning and coordinating health resources throughout the Commonwealth. It licenses and regulates a variety of health facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical facilities and other in-patient and out-patient facilities. In addition, the Department supports outreach, education, prevention and treatment services across a variety of program areas.

132 Kline Plaza, Suite A,
Harrisburg, PA 17104
1-877-PA-HEALTH | 1-877-724-3258


Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Mission is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens; and manage resources effectively. Website features information to help families and individuals find the resources they need to live healthier, happier lives; as well as offering providers valuable information to help them in their day to day activities providing care and services for Pennsylvanians.


Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

You have the right to live, work, learn and play free from illegal discrimination. The PA Human Relations Commission enforces Pennsylvania's anti-discrimination laws and promotes equal opportunity. It encourages diverse workplaces, schools and communities where differences are not just tolerated, but celebrated. PHRC investigates complaints of illegal discrimination. Complaints may be filed on their website.

711 State Office Building,
Broad and Spring Garden Streets,
Philadelphia, PA 19130-4088

Human Relations Commission,
1101 S. Front Street #5,
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 787-9780


Bureau of Equal-Opportunity

Works to ensure the citizens and employees of the Commonwealth have equal access to state employment, public services and contracts issued by DPW. The BEO develops, implements and monitors policies and programs promoting fairness, equity and diversity as directed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Titles VI and VII and Commonwealth policy

222 The Finance Building,
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 783-1130


Adult Protective Reporting (ACT 13)

Mandates reporting of suspected abuse, including sexual abuse, serious physical injury, serious bodily injury, financial abuse, suspicious death, and neglect. All administrators and employees of healthcare agencies and facilities are mandated to report suspected abuse. Anyone else may make a confidential call to the adult protective agency at your local office of aging agency, if you suspect abuse or neglect of an adult. Most adult protective phone lines are open 24 hours a day, every day.

+ Local Care Resources

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Contact Helpline

Providing Central Pennsylvania residents of Cumberland, Dauphin & Perry Counties with Free, Confidential Listening, Health and Human Services Information & Referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

717-652-4400 (Harrisburg Area)
717-249-6226 (Carlisle Area)
800-932-4616 (Toll Free)


United Cerebral Palsy—Central PA

Overview of adult services, assistive technology, children's services, community services and outreach available to people with disabilities


Lebanon VA Hospital

Local VA hospital, referral for health and mental health services, community-based services, and benefits to eligible veterans

South Lincoln Avenue,
Lebanon, PA 17042
717-272-6621 | 800-409-8771


Tri-County Association of Blind and Visually Impaired

Mission includes to support and promote the interests of people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise disabled, and to prevent blindness throughout Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry counties.Provides services related to prevention of blindness, case management, low vision aids, technology training, eye clinic/eyewear shoppe, reading and employment services

1130 South 19th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104-2912
(717) 238-2531


LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

LIHEAP is a Pennsylvania program that helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.


Phillips Lifeline/ American Red Cross

Services including medical alert button, medication reminder

1-800-959-6989


Alert One: Medical Alarm & Medication Dispenser

Services including medical alarm and medication dispenser

1-866-581-1521


LifeSentry

Services including two-way voice pendant and Emergency Wall Communicator—offfered locally by In Your Home care, Carisle, PA

717-243-5080


Zeplin Enterprises

Services including medical alerts and medication management from Lemoyne, PA.

717-443-4314

+ Advanced Care Planning

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Pennsylvania Advanced Directives/Living Wills

An advance directive is a written document that you may use, under certain circumstances, to tell others what care you would like to receive or not receive should you become unable to express your wishes at some time in the future. Advance directives may take many forms, and are commonly referred to as a 'living will'. In Pennsylvania, a living will is known in the law as an advance directive for health care. The website provides a link to the Pennsylvania Living Will and Power of Attorney


Pennsylvania Power of Attorney

A power of attorney names a person who would make decisions on your behalf. It may entail rights to only make financial decisions, healthcare, or durable (both financial and healthcare related decisions). A healthcare power of attorney helps to make medical decisions on your behalf at any time you are determined to be incompetent or unable to speak for yourself. Anyone over the age of 18 who is determined to have capacity may create a power of attorney.


Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Questions and answers on Do Not Resuscitate Orders, sample copy of Pennsylvania form.

+ Pennsylvania County Offices

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Office of Aging

Office of Aging services are county specific. Their websites provide links to specific programs for county residents age 60 and over. Programs may include legal services, information and referral, housing, community services, transportation services, family caregiver programs and resources, healthcare information and resources. Link to county-specific adult protective services intake lines.


County Assistance Offices

County Assistance Offices assist with the benefits related to Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, Access Cards, Cash Assistance, as well as other services and programs.


Crisis Intervention Hotlines

County Assistance Offices assist with the benefits related to Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, Access Cards, Cash Assistance, as well as other services and programs.

Choose a County to view its offices…


+ Cumberland County

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Office of Aging

1100 Claremont Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015-8560
717.240.6110
888.697.0371 x6110 (toll-free)
Fax 717.240.6118


Assistance Office

Westminster Drive, P.O. Box 599,
Carlisle, PA 17013-0599
1-800-269-0173 (toll-free)
717-240-2700
Fax 717-249-8141


Crisis Intervention

(717) 249-6226



+ Dauphin County

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Office of Aging

2 South Second Street, Third Floor,
Dauphin County Administration Building,
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 780-6130 Phone
(800)-328-0058 x6130 Toll-free


Assistance Office

2432 N. 7th Street, P.O. Box 5959,
Harrisburg, PA 17110-0959
Toll Free: 1-800-788-5616
Phone: 717-787-2324
LIHEAP 717-265-8919 FAX: 717-787-3040


Crisis Intervention

(717) 232-7511 or 1-888-596-4447



+ Juniata County

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Office of Aging

1 Buena Vista Circle
Lewistown, PA 17044
(717) 242-0315 or Toll Free in PA 1800-348-2277


Assistance Office

100 Meadow Lane, P.O. Box 65,
Mifflintown, PA 17059-9983
Toll Free: 1-800-586-4282
Phone: 717-436-2158
FAX: 717-436-5402


Crisis Intervention

1-800-929-9583



+ Lancaster County

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Office of Aging

150 North Queen Street, Suite 415,
Lancaster, PA 17603-3562
717-299-7979
1-800-801-3070
Fax 717-295-2070


Assistance Office

832 Manor Street, P.O. Box 4967,
Lancaster, PA 17604-4967
1-800-732-0018 (toll free)
717-299-7301


Crisis Intervention

(717) 299-4855



+ Lebanon County

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Office of Aging

710 Maple Street, 2nd Floor,
Lebanon, PA 17046
(717) 273-9262
FAX: (717) 274-3882


Assistance Office

625 South Eighth Street, P.O. Box 870,
Lebanon, PA 17042-0870
Toll Free: 1-800-229-3926
Phone: 717-270-3600/3623
LIHEAP 717-273-1641 FAX: 717-228-2589


Crisis Intervention

(717) 274-3363



+ Northumberland County

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Office of Aging

(570) 495-2395 or 1-877-NCAAA-51


Assistance Office

320 Chestnut Street,
Sunbury, PA 17801
Toll Free: 1-800-368-8390
Phone: 570-988-5900
LIHEAP 570-988-5996 or 800-332-8583
FAX: 570-988-5918


Crisis Intervention

570-495-2040 (daytime)
1-800-222-9016 (after hours, weekends, holidays)



+ Perry County

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Office of Aging

Rhinesmith Building, Center Square, PO Box 725,
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: (717) 582-5128
1-866-926-5118
Fax: (717) 582-5160


Assistance Office

100 Centre Drive, P.O. Box 280,
New Bloomfield, PA 17068-0280
Toll Free: 1-800-991-1929
Phone: 717-582-2127
LIHEAP 717-582-5038
FAX: 717-582-4187


Crisis Intervention

1-800-932-4616



+ York County

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Office of Aging

100 West Market Street,
York, Pennsylvania 17401
(717) 771-9610 or (800) 632-9073
Fax: (717) 771-9044


Assistance Office

130 N. Duke Street, P.O. Box 15041,
York, PA 17405-7041
Phone: 717-771-1100
Toll Free: 800-991-0929
LIHEAP 1-800-991-0929
FAX: 717-771-1261


Crisis Intervention

(717) 851-5320
1-800-673-2496



Volunteer Corner


Legacy Hospice is always in need of dedicated people to fill its Volunteer positions.


Volunteers can provide additional non-medical supportive visits to patients and respite to caregivers and families. Volunteers can provide services, as deemed safe and appropriate by the volunteer manager and the interdisciplinary team.


Ideas of how to spend time with your volunteer may include:

• Companionship
• Respite to families and caregivers
• Talking, Story Telling, and Listening
• Hand-holding
• Reading favorite books, newspapers, scripture
• Presence
• Going outside on a nice day
• Reminiscing
• Music and singing
• Pet therapy
• Writing down life stories and memories to give to your loved ones
• Assistance with crafts and artwork projects
• Card-playing
• Going through photo albums
• Writing letters and cards for special occasions
• Attending activities at a nursing home
• Non-medical tasks, as deemed appropriate by the volunteer manager


If you are interested in volunteering with Legacy Hospice & Palliative Care, please fill out our Volunteer Application.

Grief Lounge


Welcome to the Grief Lounge!


Grief and Loss are natural parts of the aging process. Grief can occur with the loss of a loved one, a faithful pet, objects of meaning, an unexpected illness, a place of residence; grief can arise from unemployment or retirement. Sometimes grief can arise intermixed with positive changes in life.

Grief is simply a personally unique reaction to a feeling of loss and detachment to something valued.

Knowing the signs of complicated grief and reaching out for support is important for all of us in our journeys through life. Please use these resources and feel free to contact our bereavement program at Legacy Hospice if you are in need of further services and support.


Grief Through the Holidays Pamphlet
Newsletter May 2012
Newsletter August 2012

+ End-of-Life Care, Information, & Support

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Hospice information, philosophy, caregiver resources, end-of-life information


Defining Wellness through End-of-Life

Resources for people facing life-limiting illnesses, their families, and professionals


Hospice.net

Hospice education, support, resources for patients facing life-limiting illnesses and their families

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Health & Fitness


Lifestyle


Medical


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