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Tourist Bureau

Tourist Bureau

The Armstrong County Tourist Bureau is a resource for anyone planning a visit to our region. Weather it be Hiking, Fishing, camping or busness related we have information for you.

IDC

IDC

The Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (ACIDC) is a private, non-profit economic development agency that provides single-point-of-contact service for emerging or expanding business and industry. Owners of industrial parks and leasable facilities, the ACIDC works closely with government agencies and financial institutions to present prospective clients with a variety of resources necessary to facilitate expansion and relocation into any part of Armstrong County.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District

Jail

Jail

The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.

Belmont

Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

Grandparenting Program

 

Grandparenting Program
Caring for a grandchild (age 18 or younger) in the home can be a stressful and sometimes costly experience. Unfortunately many caregivers simply don't know what help is available or where to turn to obtain help. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging through the Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging provides such help through the Family Caregiver Support Program. Its purpose is to reinforce, not replace the care being provided by a grandparent to an impaired grandchild living in their home.
 
Benefits and services that are provided may include; assessment of needs, counseling in coping skills, training in caregiving skills, financial assistance to purchase supplies or services, one-time grant for home adaptation or assistive devices, benefits counseling on services available through local, state or federal programs, referrals to family support or discuss specific organizations and assistance with completing benefits and insurance forms.
 
Eligibility requirements vary according to state and or federal regulations. Basic regulations are the carereceiver is age 18 or younger and resides in the same household as the caregiver. The caregiver must be at least 60 years of age, be related to the child (grandparent or older relative) and be the primary caregiver. Household inicome should not exceed 380% of the poverty level. Priority is given to caregivers providing care to children with mental retardation and or developmental disabilities. If eligible the state program may reimburse up to $200 per month. The federal program may reimburse up to $500 per month.
 
Durable Goods
Durable goods are any non-disposable assistive/personal devices which are usable to assist the carereceive (or the caregiver on the carereceiver's behalf) to carry out an activity of daily living and thereby reduce the caregiver's burden. Before the Family Caregiver Program will pay for any durable goods, it must first be determined that no funding is available from Medicare, Medical Assistance or other insurance. Some items may warrant a note from a doctor stating medical necessity. Pre-approval is required for items over $100.
     •Pill box
     •Glucose monitor
     •Pill crusher
     •Potty chair
     •Lift chair
     •Hoyer lift
     •Stair lift
     •Blood pressure monitor
     •Bath seat/bench
     •Heating pad
     •Grab bars for tub/shower/toilet
     •Bed pan
     •Mattress Protector
     •Egg crate mattress
     •Transfer bench
     •Seat cushion
     •Hospital bed
     •Cane
     •Bed rails
     •Elevated toilet seat
     •Walker
     •Fan
     •Baby monitor
     •Wheelchair
     •Respite (babysitting) is available through FCSP Grandparenting Program to those who qualify
 
Approved Supplies
We have updated the approved supplies list to better serve you, our consumers. As before if you have a special need or supply not listed, contact Tammy McPherson at 724-548-3290.

     •Incontinence Supplies, Pantylines, Adult Diapers, Blue Pads
     •Irrigating Bags
     •Bandges, Gauze Tape
     •Catheter and Urinary Bags
     •Alcohol Swabs
     •Laxatives and Stool Softeners
     •Sterile Gloves
     •Anti-Diarrhea Products
     •Nutrition Supplements- Ensure
     •Food Care Products
     •Diabetic Supplies, Test Strips, Syringes (with MD order)
     •Denture Products
     •Peroxide
     •Analgesic Rubs-Bengay
     •Special Eye Creams, Lotions
     •Sleep Aids
     •Emergency Alert Systems-Life Line
     •Vitamins
     •Special Skin Care Products, Lotions, Powders
     •Feminine Hygiene Products
 
Interested applicants should phone the Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-368-1066 to arrange for a home visit by the FCSP care manager. The care manager will evaluate and consider consumers' appropriateness for any Agency programs. (Some of the Agency's programs are not necessarily available simultaneously.) The care manager will guide the family in choosing services that will be most beneficial to their situation. Applicants whose primary interest is NOT in Family Caregivers financial benefits are directed toward the Agency's regular gamut of services so as to preserve Family Caregiver slots for those who wish to avail themselves of its unique benefits.
 
If choosing the FCSP is the family's best alternative, the care manager will help the family arrange those benefits unique to the FCSP, enabling them to receive maximum financial benefits and maximum control and flexibility.