Beth Herold, RN, BSN, MBA
Enriching the lives of older consumers and their families since 1984.
The Butler County Area Agency on Aging (AAoA) is a community service agency for older adults and has operated in Butler County since 1984. The agency is funded by the Pennsylvania State Lottery, the Federal Older Americans Act, the County of Butler, service fees and private donations by seniors and their families. Governed by the Older Americans Act of 1965 (reauthorized in 2011) and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Butler County Area Agency on Aging is one of 52 AAoAs statewide that provide information and services to help seniors remain independent in the community for as long as possible.
The Area Agency on Aging administers programs and manages services for Butler County residents who are 60 years of age or older. Agency programs and services are designed to serve approximately 28,000 older consumers who call Butler County home.
The AAoA currently provides services to approximately 6,000 senior citizens a year in Butler County. Services are supportive in nature. Butler County Area Agency on Aging operates eleven senior centers where active and vital older adults enjoy a full range of activities that include health programs, Life Lecture Series, Supper Clubs, trips and traditional crafts and games. Eligible older adults experiencing health or frailty challenges, that essentially make them homebound, may be provided a range of in-home services - geared to their specific needs - from light housekeeping up to and including intensive health monitoring services. In-home services require an assessment in your home by a caseworker to determine your eligibility. Other AAoA services are available simply by request.
Butler County Area Agency on Aging is funded by several programs.
Services provided by the PA Department of Aging Waiver Program are available free of charge for eligible consumers. These services are provided in accordance with the guidelines established by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services with significant oversight by the PA Department of Aging and Office of Long Term Living.
Aging Waiver Services are provided through a network of providers who have enrolled and been qualified by the Department of Public Welfare and the PA Department of Aging.
Options Services are funded by the PA State Lottery, Older Americans Act, fees, and donations. Consumers eligible for Options services may have a cost-share fee ranging from 0-100% of the cost of services. The cost share fee is determined by a sliding scale, based on income less eligible deductions.
Options Services are provided by established and experienced providers who have entered into a contract with the County of Butler through the Area Agency on Aging. The Agency has contracts with multiple providers for each Options Service. Consumers can select a contracted provider for each service for which they are eligible.
The Family Caregiver Support Program provides services to meet the needs of family caregivers. This program may reimburse consumers and/or caregivers for expenses such as medical supplies or respite care to provide the caregiver a break. Reimbursement is provided on a cost-sharing basis determined through a sliding fee scale.
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To Request Services or Additional Information:
Toll-free: 1-888-FOR-AGE-INFO (1-888-367-2434)
Call during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Calls made after working hours and on weekends will be recorded and answered as soon as possible. Please be sure to leave your complete name and telephone number for a return call.
Reports of elderly abuse can be made (anonymously, if necessary) 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling:
Elderly Abuse Report Line: 724-283-6955
Collect calls are accepted and all reports are investigated by a trained caseworker.