Who is eligible?

A person age 65 and older who is assessed through the Long-Term Care Consultation process is eligible for Alternative Care funding when the following criteria are met:

  • The person is in need of nursing facility level of care and admission is recommended.
  • The person’s income and assets would be inadequate to fund a nursing facility stay for more than 135 days.
  • The monthly cost of AC services must be less than 75% of the average Medicaid payment limit for older people with a comparable case mix classification.
  • The person chooses to receive home and community-based services instead of nursing facility services.
  • The person pays the assessed monthly fee.
  • No other funding source is available for the community services.

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1. What is the Alternative Care Program?
2. What types of services are available in the Alternative Care Program?
3. Who is eligible?
4. How can I enroll?