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Center in the Park is currently providing Ombudsman Services for residents of long term care facilities: nursing
facilities (NF), personal care boarding homes (PCBH), domiciliary care homes (DCH) and older adult daily living centers
(OADLC) in Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia. "An Ombudsman is a trained individual who helps protect the rights of
older Pennsylvanians. Ombudsmen provide information, answer questions, investigate complaints and offer assistance in
resolving problems about quality of care or treat-ment."
If you are a resident of a long term care facility in Northwest or Northeast Philadelphia or a family member, friend or
loved one of a resident . . . Center in the Park provides ombudsman services . . . and has staff available to answer your
call. All communication with the Ombudsman is free and confidential.
Do you need help with any problems, complaints or questions?
The Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman offers free and confidential services to residents and families of long term care
facilities to answer questions and advocate for:
|Residents Rights||Meals||Quality of Care|
If you have Questions or Concerns . . . and the residence or program is in NW or NE Philadelphia . . .
please contact us . . . your local Ombudsman….Monday-Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
Name: Center in the Park
Address: 5818 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: 215-844-1829— You may leave a confidential message.
Please click here for additional information on Center in the Park's Ombudsman Program.
The Commonwealth of PA also has a Long Term Living Helpline available at: 1-866-286-3636
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It has been announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive a 1.5 percent
Cost-of-Living Adjustment beginning in January 2014.
Below are two links; the first is to the official Social Security Administration press release on the raise, while the
other is the COLA fact sheet listing all the new numbers for other aspects of Social Security and SSI, such as the maximum
taxable earnings amount, the retirement test exempt amounts, SSI rates, etc.