Guardian Angels of Home Health, Inc. now accepting Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver.

Guardian Angels of Home Health, Inc. is now accepting Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers.

We are pleased to announce our participation as providers for 3 major Medicaid Managed Care Organizations.  We will be offering Personal Assistance Care and Respite Care for Activities of Daily Living.

Aging Waiver

To be eligible for the Aging Waiver you must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a qualified Non-citizen
  • Have a Social Security Number
  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Meet financial requirements as determined by the local County Assistance Office.

COMMCARE Waiver

To be eligible for the COMMCARE Waiver you must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and require a Nursing Facility (NF) level of care
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.

Independence Waiver

To be eligible for the Independence Waiver you must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Be 18-60 – Individuals that turn 60 while in the waiver will be able to continue to receive services through the Independence Waiver.
  • Individuals who are physically disabled (but not individuals with an intellectual disability or have a major mental disorder as a primary diagnosis, who reside in a Nursing Facility (NF) or the community but who have been assessed to require services at the level of nursing facility level of care.
  • In addition, the disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities:
  • Self-care, understanding and use of language, learning, mobility, self-direction and/or capacity for independent living.
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.

Attendant Care/Act 150 Program

To be eligible for the Attendant Care Services you must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility 
  • Be between eighteen (18) and fifty-nine (59) years of age
  • Be capable of a) hiring, firing, and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs
  • For the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services Attendant Care Program, meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.
  • Have a medically determinable physical impairment that is expected to last of a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) calendar months or that may result in death
  • To take advantage of the Attendant Care Act 150 Program, you may be assessed a minimal co-payment. This co-payment is based on your income and will not be more than the total costs of services

Some of the home care services you may qualify to receive through the Medicaid Waiver Program are listed below.

  • Ambulating
  • Bowel/Bladder Management
  • Dressing
  • Hair Care
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Meal Prep
  • Range of Motion
  • Shopping
  • Supervision/Coaching/Cueing
  • Transfers
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Caring for Personal Possessions
  • Eating/Drinking
  • Incontinence Care
  • Lotion/Ointment
  • Medication Management
  • Reading/Writing
  • Social/Leisure Activities
  • Telephone/Communication Devices
  • Prosthetic Device
  • Bathing
  • Catheter Care
  • G-Tube Feedings
  • Laundry
  • Managing Finances
  • Obtaining Seasonal Clothing
  • Securing Transportation
  • Supervised Walks
  • Toileting
  • Wound Care

Frequently asked questions

Does having home care result in a loss of independence?

No, because our belief is that independence is being in control of your decisions. Having homecare services means being in control of your activities and retaining as much independence as each situation allows. Many of our clients just need a little help to continue living a safe and productive life, while some might be recovering from a fall or surgery or other condition. Regardless of your situation, our goal is to enable you the best possible outcome while being in control of your care and daily decisions.

Can I trust a caregiver in my home?

Just like nurses and doctors, Professional Caregivers have chosen a career in compassionate care of those in need. Guardian Angels of Home Health, Inc. implements a thorough Screening System which includes a comprehensive background check and screening for compassion, identity, integrity, and competence. Less than 5% of all applicants meet our stringent screening.

How does Guardian Angels of Home Health, Inc. attract the best caregivers?

Our Golden Rule states ‘We will not refer a caregiver into your home that we would not welcome into our own home.’ This high bar was set by our founder in 1968 and is the backbone of our mission. Similar to any working professional, caregivers are attracted to organizations that have trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Guardian Angels of Home Health, Inc. encourages you to meet one of our care coordinators because they will treat you with as much compassion and dignity as they afford to each caregiver they refer for HomeCare services.

What if we don’t like our caregiver?

Contact us and we’ll refer another caregiver quickly at no additional referral cost.

Do we have a choice in selecting the caregiver?

Our care coordinators work with each family to understand what unique skills and personality are desired in a caregiver. Feedback from satisfied clients usually indicates that a personality match is the #1 factor in a caregiver match, so we highly encourage client input. Referrals to a caregiver for HomeCare services are based on our experience and your input.

Is there a process in finding a caregiver?

We make the process of finding a caregiver very simple and prompt using our placement program. Just give us a call and we’ll conduct a brief phone discussion to understand your needs for HomeCare services. Then our care coordinator can meet anyone involved in selecting and paying for care at your home for an in-home care assessment. Within 24 hours of that visit we are usually able to refer a professional caregiver to your home. The management team continuously screens caregivers beyond current demand to give you quick access to the best caregivers in our community.

When do I know if I need Home Care Services?

There are many reasons why one may need HomeCare. Some of the questions we ask are:

  • Do you have concern with someone with a disability?
  • Family members, are they far away?
  • Is their safety a concern?
  • Does the person you’re concerned about forget easily?
  • How are their personal hygiene habits, are they an issue?
  • Are you concerned about their dietary needs?
  • What are their capabilities with daily tasks (cooking, cleaning, laundry)? Do they need help?
  • Has this person had frequent injuries?

If you have answered yes to more than a couple of the above questions, it is possible you may have some valid concerns.