Online Resources

Pennsylvania Home Care Association – My Learning Center

The Pennsylvania Homecare Association has a free video series available on a variety of topics. These online trainings are available for Pennsylvania's Direct Care workers or anyone seeking information for relevant topics within the long term care field. An index of courses can be found by clicking the link below.

PHA My Learning Center - Course Index

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Waiver Assurances Training

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has produced this course to help illustrate the vital role of the case manager in meeting federal HCBS waiver assurances. The link below takes you to that course. You will note that this training is being made available to states and organizations to use on a voluntary basis.

Click here to access the CMS Waiver Assurances Training

NASUAD – National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

NASUAD Launches On-Line Training to Strengthen the Aging Network

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disibilities (NASUAD) has released an on-line learning curriculum designed to enhance the abilities of individuals and state agencies across the country who work in the development of long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems.  Developed with 7 distinct modules, the course offers a variety of training opportunities and resources to build the knowledge and expertise of persons who perform in the aging network.  To learn more about the course, you can access www.nasuad.org.  This curriculum is a free service provided by NASUAD through a special project supported by the Administration on Aging.

Click here to access the NASUAD website

Mesothelioma Center

Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second-most common type of mesothelioma, accounting for 10 to 20 percent of all mesothelioma cases. About 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed annually in the United States and approximately 300 to 600 of these are peritoneal mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure is its primary cause and most cases take more than two decades to develop once asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested.

Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, 75% of the people who are diagnosed with the disease are seniors.  The Mesothelioma Center works with those who are diagnosed and their families to help find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

Mesothelioma of the Peritoneum