We have provided care for a Mrs. D for over two years. Right now her daughter is concerned that her savings is depleted and her health has continued to decline. She is not the only person in this position.

The good news is that programs are available to pay for in home care services for people that qualify and have met Medicaid level income and savings requirements. Approximately 40% of our client’s are using these programs to cover their cost of care.

DHS has a chore provider program that applies to people who are still quite functional. The requirement is that they need physical assistance with at least one activity of daily living. A Link to their information is as follows; http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5453_7122-15667–,00.html

Some people will need more assistance than DHS is able to provide. A local Area Agency on Aging will operate a Medicaid Waiver program, which can often provide more services. They have the ability to assess each clients needs with a registered nurse and a social worker to determine each persons and plan care accordingly.

In order to qualify for this program a disability that would qualify the person for nursing home level of care would be necessary. The details about these qualifications can be found on the internet at; http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/waivers/home-and-community-based-1915-c-waivers.html

For more information or assistance with making a referral to one of these programs please give us a call at 877-743-4434 or email us at dstory@carenassist.com.