UPMC’s Disabilities Resource Center can help people with disabilities access care at any UPMC hospital or doctor’s office. The center offers a wide variety of services, including helping develop a plan for an upcoming hospital stay, helping providers understand the needs of patients with disabilities, and providing resources to address common barriers to health care.
Throughout Pennsylvania there are numerous Centers for Independent Living that provide resources and support to people with disabilities. Services provided include peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, and much more.
UPMC Senior Services offers a help and referral line that is available for anyone who has questions about aging-related information and community resources. You can use this free service regardless of your location, level of need, or insurance. Staff can help identify needed community resources, resources for caregivers, healthy aging tips for seniors, and more.
Numerous Area Agency on Aging (AAA) sites serve individuals older than 60 years old in every county across Pennsylvania. AAAs can help you to locate resources and answer questions; they also provide services to meet the needs of older adults.