NHT Program for Providers

Nursing Home Transition (NHT) Program for Providers 

(Nursing Home Transition (NHT) Program for Citizens page) 

The NHT program was created to help re-balance the long-term care system in PA so that people in need of long-term services could receive them in the setting of their choice, including in their homes. Please note that the following information applies to the fee-for service NHT program administered by the Office of Long-Term Living and does not apply to Nursing Home Transition programs or services provided through Community HealthChoices (CHC), which are an administrative function of the CHC Managed Care Organization (MCOs). Individuals who are enrolled in CHC and wish to return to the community from a nursing facility should be directed to their MCO for assistance. 



This is the technical assistance manual for the Office of Long Term Living’s NHT program. 

NHT Guidebook 

NHT Bulletin

NHT Referral Process (applies to nursing facility residents who are not enrolled in CHC) 




The Nursing Home Transition Program is curretnly undergoing changes. In order to keep providers updated, this section will be reserved for training resources, including webinars, PowerPoints and links to online trainings as they become available. 

Online Training

  • Long Term Living Training Institute (LTLTI
    • SAMS Training Modules
    • Protective Services Trainings
  • Dering Consulting (NHT)
    • NHT Online Modules
    • Housing Training
    • Pre-recorded webinar with audio

 Webinars and FAQs 

Resources and Contact Directory


Gathering Information 

In order to assist transitioning individuals in applying for housing and/or benefits, you may need to assist them in obtaining documents verifying certain important information. Below is a list of commonly required documentation. Included in the list below, where available, are hyperlinks to sites where copies of documentation can be requested.


 Home Adaptation, Assistive Technology Information and Resources