The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging is responsible for conducting “Functional Eligibility Determinations (FED)” on individuals aged 18 and older applying for the Aging Waiver program in Pennsylvania (also known as Community Health Choices). The FED assessment determines if that individual meets a “nursing home level of care” in the eyes of the State; this is also referred to as Nursing Facility Clinically Eligible (NFCE). Obtaining this assessment, is one step in a longer process in becoming CHC eligible, which helps individuals afford long term supports and services, be it in a nursing facility or in the community. BCAAA accepts referrals from hospital social workers, long term care facilities, individuals and families.
For more information, call the Area Agency at 267-880-5700.