Elder Rights & Protection

Ombudsman


Specially trained staff and volunteers review and assist to resolve complaints by, or on behalf of, people receiving Long Term Care Services. The resident themselves must desire the assistance.
 

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Learn more by visiting the Ombudsman page.

Protective Services


Specially trained staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of adults age 60 or older who are at imminent risk of harm, are incapacitated, and have no responsible caretaker.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


More Information


Learn more by visiting the Protective Services page.

Overnight Shelter


  Shelters in our area.

Guardianship


In rare circumstances, specially trained staff may evaluate incapacitated older adults regarding the appropriateness and degree of guardianship needed, and may temporarily secure and manage such relationships as appropriate.

Emergency Preparedness & Response


Information and assistance regarding preparing for, and responding to, events from extreme weather conditions to man-made disasters. Ready PA website can help you to be informed and prepared: Ready PA