Family Caregiver Support Program
Contact PCA’s Helpline at 215-765-9040 for more information on the services described below.
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Families who qualify financially can also receive assistance from PCA with purchasing items and services including:
- Home adaptations and assistive devices such as lift chairs, bathroom safety grab bars and hand-held showers which can help the care recipient to be more independent
- Assistance purchasing medically needed supplies such as Tylenol, skin care products, adult briefs and bed pads not covered by insurance such as Medicare and Medicaid
- Personal care services, homemaker services, companion care and adult day care.
PCA’s Family Caregiver Support Program provides assistance, up to $200 a month, to unpaid caregivers of impaired adults, age 60 or over; or under age 60 with a diagnosis of dementia. The caregiver must be age 18 or older and must be providing daily, hands-on care. Support is provided on a sliding scale, based on the household income where the care recipient resides. Home modifications of a lifetime benefit up to $2000 can also be made.
Due to limited resources and high demand, there is a waiting list for these services.
The PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040 to learn more.
PCA’s care managers counsel families on their eligibility for other programs.
Caregivers may also benefit from government entitlement programs including: