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The Schuylkill County Office of Senior Services exists to
assist older adults in leading independent, meaningful and dignified lives.

Assessment

Our comprehensive gathering of information concerning the individual needs of an older person leads to the development of a plan of care to safely maintain that individual in the least restrictive setting.

Care Management

Our caseworkers ensure the effective and coordinated delivery of needed services to individual clients and their families through the use of a plan of care, follow-up of service delivery, and on-going case recording.

Ombudsman

When serving as ombudsman (resident advocate) we investigate complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing homes and licensed personal care homes. Complaints may relate to any activity which adversely effects the health, safety, or welfare of the resident.

Protective Services

Protective services support individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities who are unable to carry out the activities of daily living, manage their own resources, or protect themselves from abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Volunteer Services

Our team of caring volunteers provide needed personal assistance of various kinds to in-home elderly individuals and persons in hospital and nursing homes.

These services and many more are provided by the Office of Senior Services
along with other services offered through the OPTIONS Program.

Mickey Rooney testifies about elder abuse before Congress in 2011.

Three years before his death in 2014, veteran Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney testified before a congressional committee about his personal experience of elder abuse.

If it can happen to a famous actor, it can happen to anyone.

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