Office of Long-Term Living

The majority of people will need assistance with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and meal preparation, at some point in their lives, whether due to aging, injury, illness or disability. Knowing what types of services are needed, available and how to obtain them is not easy. Whether you need help now or are exploring future options for yourself or a loved one, services and supports available through the Pennsylvania Office of Long-Term Living can assist you.

The goal of this Web site is to provide you easy access to information about the services and supports available, across Pennsylvania, through the Office of Long-Term Living. Helpful information is available for those who provide care and for people interested in planning for future needs.

The Office of Long-Term Living helps Pennsylvanians find answers to these questions:

  • What types of services and supports are available?
  • Where can you find providers or caregivers?
  • How do I become a provider of long-term living services?
  • How will you pay for the services?

You may also call the toll-free Long-Term Care Helpline at 1-800-753-8827. Counselors will be able to provide information and refer you to the local agencies that can provide assistance with planning and arranging long term care and services.

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

Governor Wolf’s proposed 2015-16 budget commits to increasing opportunities for older Pennsylvanians and individuals with physical disabilities to remain in their homes. To do so, the governor has directed the Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Aging (PDA) to develop a plan to implement a Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. View more information on MLTSS.