In Pennsylvania, there are several Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs available to provide support for individuals who wish to remain in their home and community rather than enter a nursing facility.
DEC Staff can assist in enrollment in waiver programs, as well as support service coordination for consumers already enrolled in a waiver program, in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.
Our Service Coordinator, Shannon Orehek, annually evaluates the Consumer’s strengths, needs, preferences and desired outcomes. The Service Coordinator designs a service plan to meet the Consumer’s goals which may include personal assistance service, durable medical equipment, home modifications and skilled services. The Service Coordinator monitors the goals throughout the year and assists the Consumer with problem solving and provider referrals.
Effective July 1, 2015: We will be serving new waivers – Obra, Commcare, and Aging. We’ll still be serving Independent, Attendant Care and ACT 150. We’ll also now be serving York and Dauphin counties, in addition to Lancaster and Lebanon counties. We’ll serve all waivers for all counties.
Service Coordination Staff
Shannon Orehek, LSW, Service Coordinator
Service Coordination Cell: (717) 917-2952
Contact for Service Coordination
If you are interested in more information about our Service Coordination or would like to work with the Disability Empowerment Center for Service Coordination, please call us at 717-394-1890 or fill in this contact form. After you fill in the form, a member of the DEC staff will contact you shortly.