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Attendant Care

The Spina Bifida Association of Western PA provides attendant care to residents of the Villa, a SBAWP-supported housing complex. Attendant care enables individuals with physical disabilities to perform activities of daily living. The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare offers the Pennsylvania Attendant Care Program to Pennsylvania residents ages eighteen through fifty-nine who are mentally alert and have physical disabilities. Services are funded through Act 150, a state funded program or the Attendant Care Medicaid Waiver Program that receives matching federal Medicaid funds.

Services Provided
In-home personal assistance services such as help with bathing, dressing, meal preparation and housekeeping. Assistance gaining access to State plan services and medical, social and educational services.

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) is an electronic device which enables consumers at high risk to secure help in an emergency. The system is connected to the person’s phone and programmed to signal a response center once a “help” button is activated.

Community Transition Services for set-up expenses associated with making the transition from an institution to a home, apartment or family/friend/foster care living arrangement.

For more information on Attendant Care, visit the PA Department of Welfare’s Pennsylvania Attendant Care Program.