mifflin-juniata regional services

Contacts and Helplines

Area Agencies On Aging Map



National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (//www.naela.org)
A website hosted by the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys that includes a directory of Elder Law Attorneys, information about guardianships, etc.

Pennsylvania Bar Association (//www.pabar.org)
Local lawyer referral services.

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (//www.phlp.org)
Provides information on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly and persons with disabilities.   Provides both direct advocacy on behalf of individuals and advocacy for health policy changes.

Pennsylvania Legal Services Organizations (//www.palegalservices.org)
Provides listings, by county, of the organizations that provide free or discounted legal services for individuals with low and moderate income. Included is an e-mail directory by staff and office.

Services for People with Disabilities

Attendant Care Program 
(A special program for those previously in the under 60 Attendant Care Program who are now over 60)

Home and Community Based Services

Blindness & Visual Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Developmental Disabilities

Vocational Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services

Other Services


 Elder abuse and crimes targeting older people are a real issue that come in many forms, including neglect, physical, financial and sexual abuse.   Learn how to stay safe and report suspected abusers.

Statewide elder abuse hotline: 1-800-490-8505
Any person who believes that an older adult is being abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned may call the elder abuse hotline.  The hotline is open 24 hours a day. 
Signs of elder abuse – Although these signs do not always mean elder abuse, it is important to be aware that elder abuse can occur at anytime to anyone:
  • Bruises or broken bones
  • Weight loss
  • Dementia may be blamed on “old age” when the real cause is malnutrition or drug interactions or side effects.
  • The older person never goes outside or never sees visitors
  • Withdrawing large sums of money from a savings account without apparent reason
  • Signing over his or her home to a relative
Identity Theft
Protect yourself against identity theft and visit the Identity Theft Action Plan Web site sponsored by The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

For more information on consumer protection offered to older adults click here.


Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians

Benefits and Rights for Older Pennsylvanians is a thorough listing of sources of help and information available to older Pennsylvanians.   

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse: Recognize the Signs 
A guide on how to recognize the signs of elder abuse and how to report it. 

Are you Being Threatened or Abused in Your Own Home?
How to get help if you think you are a victim of abuse.

Health and Wellness

Healthy Living Never Goes out of Style - PrimeTime Health
A brochure describing a variety of ways to keep older people healthy.


Understanding Advance Directives for Health Care
A guide to understanding advance directives/living wills.  Includes a form to fill out your living will.

Long-Term Living

A Caregiver's Guide to Selecting an Adult Day Services Center 
An 11-page guide to help persons in need of adult day services.

Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program
Describes the financial assistance and other benefits and services available through the Family Caregiver Support Program. 

A Helping Hand - Personal Care Home Edition
A guide that helps new residents adjust to their home.

A Helping Hand - Nursing Facility Edition
A guide that helps new residents adjust to their home.

Know Your Rights as a Personal Care Home Resident
General information regarding the residents rights under personal care home licensure regulations. 

Know Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident
This booklet explains the rights all nursing home residents have under the law. 

Pennsylvania's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
Outlines the volunteer ombudsman program and its benefits.

A Shopper's Guide to Long Term Care Insurance, published by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is not available in electronic format.  To obtain a copy, please call the Long-Term Care Helpline toll free at 1-866-286-3636 or the Department of Aging at 717-783-1550 or email the Department of Aging at aging@pa.gov.  

Long-Term Living Helpline


APPRISE- State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Where to find answers to your health insurance questions.

"MOM" Medicare Overcharge Measure
Answers to your questions about the "MOM" Law.


To access the online application for PACE/PACENET, please click here

Pennsylvania Caregiver Support

To view the brochure for this program, click here

A Caregiver's Guide to Selecting Adult Day Services






Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc.  249 West 3rd Street,  Lewistown, PA 17044 - (717) 242-0315 or Toll Free in PA 1-800-348-2277
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