Assessments for People Under 60
The Butler County Area Agency on Aging conducts assessments on individuals under the age of 60. These assessments are used to determine if consumers qualify for certain Pennsylvania Department Public Welfare programs.
After the assessment is complete the information is transferred to the local County Assistance Office for financial review.
The Under 60 Waiver Programs include:
- Attendant Care Waiver
- CommCare Waiver
- Independence Waiver
Nursing Facility Assessments
In order to receive payment toward the cost of nursing facility care, a person must be both medically in need of care provided by a nursing facility and financially eligible for medical assistance. The Butler County Area Agency on Aging completes an assessment to determine if the individual needs nursing facility care.
If the assessment determines that the person is medically eligible for nursing facility care, the local County Assistance Office will determine if the consumer is also financially eligible for payment toward the cost of care.
After the MA5l and PASRR are received by the department of Aging they will be processed and our office will make contact to set up an assessment. At the time of the assessment, many questions will be asked to get a clear picture of the consumer's health and their level of medical need.
After the Assessment
Once the assessment is completed, it will be received by a Registered Nurse (RN) supervisor. Paperwork will be processed to the local County Assistance Office stating whether or not the consumer is medically eligible for nursing facility care.
After the County Assistance Office receives the determination, they will complete the financial screening and notify the individual of eligibility.
All questions about the letter received by from the County Assistance Office should be directed to the County Assistance caseworker listed.