Senator John DiSanto of Pennsylvania’s 15th District (Dauphin and Perry Counties) provides information for COVID-19 assistance for older Pennsylvanians. This information comes from Senator’s latest COVID-update.

Guidance Offered to Help Older Pennsylvanians; PACE Requirements Relaxed; PTRR Deadline Extended

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recently issued guidance to help older adult day centers, adult protective services, and senior centers continue to meet the needs of older adults while coronavirus mitigation measures remain in effect. These guidelines are available here.

The department is also relaxing restrictions in the PACE program that require a person to use 75 percent of their medication before seeking a refill. Enrollees who wish to receive that exception must have their pharmacy provider contact PACE at 1-800-835-8040.

All enrollees should be able to receive free home delivery of medications from their pharmacy. Enrollees who have difficulty obtaining their refills can call Cardholder Services at 1-800-225-7223.

In addition, the deadline for older Pennsylvanians and disabled state residents to apply for the Property Tax Rent Rebate Program has been extended from June 30 until December 31. The Online Customer Service Center remains open for applicants who have questions about the program.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is continuing to provide guidance to healthcare providers regarding measures to prevent exposure and transmission of the coronavirus, reporting, testing, specimen collection and more.

Guidance for healthcare professionals, facilities, nursing homes, first responders and more are available here.

In addition, the Department of State’s Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs recently announced that licensing boards can provide telemedicine services to patients during the coronavirus emergency. More information on the announcement is available here.

For further updates on COVID-19 and other critical issues affecting our state, please visit our home page.

If you need more information on COVID-19 assistance for older Pennsylvanians, please contact Rock the Capital directly.