Do I have to pay for OPTIONS services?

Most Options services have a cost-share, based on the older adult and spouse’s income. But we are able to consider living expenses to limit the amount you would pay. Office of Aging funds are meant for the most socially and economically needy older adults. Staff will ask whether you have any other way to pay for services. It is expected that any benefits from Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance are used before Office of Aging funds.

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1. What is the OPTIONS Program?
2. Can I get financial help from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) to care for my loved one at home?
3. Who is eligible for Options services?
4. Do I have to pay for OPTIONS services?
5. Why do I have to go through that long home visit and interview when all I need is a little help with my bath?
6. I'd rather be taken care of at home; do I have to go to a nursing home?
7. What if I disagree with decisions for my care made by the caseworkers?
8. Can the Office of Aging supply me with incontinence pads?