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Care Manager

Care Manager

Blair Senior Services, Inc.

Blair Senior Services, Inc., a non-profit Area Agency on Aging, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time social worker position based out of our Altoona office.  We are an established, stable Agency offering a professional work environment and a family-friendly culture.  You will work as part of a team where your co-workers have worked together for long periods of time and are anxious to use their knowledge to be a resource for your learning and development.

The responsibilities of this position include conducting in-home assessments, working with consumers and/or family members to develop care plans and evaluating the effectiveness of services in meeting consumer’s needs.

The successful candidate must be willing and helpful, supportive and cooperative, accountable, have attention to detail and able to make decisions based on established guidelines and procedures.  The essential functions of this position are people focused and helpful in nature; providing support and/or service to others.  Program expertise will be built on in-depth training, knowledge and experience.  You will have the ability to plan large blocks of work ahead of time as there is consistency and familiarity with your caseload.

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field that includes at least 12 credits in sociology, psychology, gerontology or another social science.  One year of related experience is preferred.   In addition, applicants must have excellent communication skills, advanced computer skills and a genuine empathy and respect for the individuals and families seeking assistance.  Access to a fully insured vehicle and a valid PA driver’s license are also required.  The starting hourly wage will be $15.00 to $18.00 depending on experience.  We offer an excellent benefit package that includes an optional 4 day work week, a generous amount of paid time off available immediately upon hire, a retirement plan with an annual contribution rate of 7.5% beginning on the first anniversary date, and group health insurance with a low monthly premium.

Interested applicants should send a completed application (see link below), or a resume with three work-related references to:

Blair Senior Services, Inc.

1320 12th Avenue

Altoona, PA 16601-3308

or via email to:

humanresources@blairsenior.org

 EOE/M/F

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@blairsenior.org

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05/20/2021

​Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced that older adults who will soon be turning 65 and are not yet enrolled in Medicare can attend a free virtual event to learn about their healthcare coverage options when enrolling for Medicare.

 

The "Welcome to Medicare" event on June 23, open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature national presentations from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and coverage options. Representatives will be available to answer questions and assist older adults with information to enable them to make choices on Medicare coverage that best meets their needs and lowers their costs.

 

In Pennsylvania, this program is known as APPRISE. Throughout the national presentation, staff from APPRISE will host an exhibit for Pennsylvania and will respond to Medicare questions and provide information about the program. The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Pennsylvania's Senior Medicare Patrol – also will join APPRISE to discuss Medicare fraud prevention.

 

"We encourage anyone who is turning 65 soon to join our Virtual Welcome to Medicare Fair. Pennsylvania's Medicare Counseling Program is here to help older adults learn about signing up and navigating the complexities of Medicare, avoiding late enrollment penalties, and preventing fraud," said Susan Neff, APPRISE director. "We also invite those who attend to visit the Pennsylvania-specific virtual exhibit at any time during the event. The APPRISE and CARIE staff look forward to chatting with seniors about their Medicare enrollment concerns."

 

Older adults can register for this event here

 

The APPRISE Program has nearly 800 trained counselors in the commonwealth who provide free, confidential, objective, and easy-to-understand information about original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare Supplement plans, and allows Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans and determine what best meets their needs and save them money.

To learn more about the APPRISE Program or becoming a volunteer, click here or call the APPRISE Helpline at 1-800-783-7067 .

MEDIA CONTACT: Jack Eilber, agingcomms@pa.gov

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Department Of Aging: June 23 Medicare Event Welcomes Future Beneficiaries With Information On Eligibility, Coverage Options