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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Messiah Lifeways At Home charge for its services?


Messiah Lifeways At Home offers a variety of in-home solutions — individualizing personal assistance, home maintenance, and technology services — with a very comprehensive list of fees. For a full list of services and rates, call, email or download the At Home Fact Sheet: 

At Home Fact Sheet



How do I enroll my loved one in the Adult Day program?


First, you should schedule an appointment to visit to learn more about the program. During your visit, the staff can explain the enrollment process. To enroll, a care assessment must be performed by an Adult Day staff member, and a medical evaluation form must be completed by a physician.


Will Medicare or other health insurance cover Respite care?


No. Respite services are typically non-medical, non-skilled services and health insurance typically does not pay for these types of services. However, if someone has purchased long-term care insurance, there may be some coverage for Messiah Lifeways At Home or Enhanced Living Respite depending on your individual policy. There is some financial assistance available for Adult Day services, pending eligibility.

We provide respite care services to Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, and the entire Central PA region. Contact us today to learn more about our respite homes and respite care programs.


How does the reservation process work for the Enhanced Living Respite Care?


It is best to call at least one month ahead to check the availability of a respite room. When there is availability, a medical assessment is required, along with a medical evaluation form to be completed by a physician. This and other paperwork is time sensitive. Please contact the Messiah Lifeways Welcome Center for more details at 717.790.8201.


How much do these Respite care options cost?


There are several types of respite services available, with varying rates, it is best to contact the respective services listed above.


Is there an entrance or admission fee to be admitted to Messiah Lifeways Rehab? 


No. Rehab candidates being admitted with health insurance coverage pay no fees. An application is required to be considered for admission and, based on someone’s need, we may require a financial disclosure on the application.


Once I’ve completed rehab, what comes next? 


An interdisciplinary team including the doctor, nurse, therapist, social worker, and you formulate a discharge plan that may include a home safety evaluation, recommendations and referrals for in-home services and durable medical equipment, scheduling of follow-up appointments, and possibly follow-up in-home or outpatient therapy. Messiah Lifeways Rehab is committed to getting you back on the road to recovery so you can get back home.


Will Medicare or other health insurance cover my stay in rehab?


In most cases, Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, and other supplemental health insurance plans will cover some or all of the rehab stay, pending pre-approval by some insurance plans, as well as qualifying factors such as a hospitalization and physician's orders.


What type of rehabilitation is provided?


Often referred to as sub-acute rehab, Wagner offers nearly three hours of physical, occupational, and speech therapy per day as prescribed by a physician and as tolerated. Rehabilitation specialties include orthopedic, stroke/cardiac, and degenerative neurological disorders and impairments.


If I am admitted to Messiah Lifeways Rehab, where will I stay?


Rehab candidates are generally admitted to the Wagner Transitional Care neighborhood, designed specifically for those needing physical, occupational, or speech therapies and nursing care services. Wagner is self-contained and is separate from long-term nursing.


Must I be a resident of Messiah Village to use Messiah Lifeways Rehab?


No. Community members from all over the Capital Region in need of rehabilitation after hospitalization can come to Messiah Lifeways Rehab.


Is there transportation available for Adult Day services? 


Yes. Please call the desired location for details on Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and York counties transportation services.

Our Adult Day program in Cumberland County serves the entire Central PA region, including Dauphin County. Whether you live in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, or the surrounding area, we have adult day services that can enrich the life of your loved one. Contact us today for more information.

Mechanicsburg location: 717.790.8224

Carlisle location: 717.243.0447


Is there financial assistance available to pay for Adult Day services?


Yes. Financial assistance is available for those who may qualify. The County Agency on Aging and Community Services provides funding for those deemed eligible. The Messiah Lifeways Community Support Fund is another funding resource. For more information, please call the respective location.

How old must you be to attend Messiah Lifeways Adult Day?

Anyone age 60 and better is eligible to use the program.


Does my loved one have to attend Adult Day services eight hours a day, five days a week?

No. The Adult Day program provides great flexibility by offering a full- or half-day program, which can be scheduled for as little as one day a week.

What are the fees for the Messiah Lifeways Adult Day program? 


The rates are based on two levels of care, a half-day rate (4 hours or less) or full-day rate (8 hours), along with a separate bathing and grooming charge. For more information and a full list of rates, please call the respective location or download the Adult Day Fact Sheet.


Will my Medicare or other health insurance cover Messiah Lifeways At Home? 


Home care services are typically not covered by health insurance, unless it is coupled with home healthcare services prescribed by a doctor. Therefore, home care is typically private pay, or possibly a covered service for those who have purchased long-term care insurance.

We offer home care services in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Dillsburg, and the entire Central PA region.

Call us today at 717.790.8209 to learn more.

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Does Messiah Lifeways At Home provide home healthcare or skilled care in my home?


No. Messiah Lifeways At Home offers non-medical or custodial home care provided by bonded and insured home care aides, along with other staff that provides housekeeping, maintenance, or transportation services. It does not provide services such as nursing care or physical therapy.


How old must one be to use Messiah Lifeways At Home?


Anyone in the service area age 55 or better can utilize Messiah Lifeways At Home.


Is this service only available to Messiah Village residents?


No. You do not have to live at Messiah Village to take advantage of these services. Messiah Lifeways At Home serves older adults in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and Northern York counties and on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Mount Joy Country Homes.


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