The Living-at-Home Program
Disabled adults who are Medicaid eligible have special concerns and often need assistance at home with daily activities like eating, dressing, bathing, transferring (walking), toileting, and other routine tasks. With help from Senior Services’ Living-at-Home program, through the Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA or CAP/Choice), disabled adults can remain at home and receive the nourishment and care they need to live with dignity.
Who Is Eligible?
CAP/DA and CAP/Choice are available to individuals age 65 and older and disabled adults age 18 and older.
To be eligible for either CAP/DA or CAP/Choice, someone must
- Be Medicaid eligible
- Need a level of care equivalent to that of a skilled nursing facility
- Have a home situation in which his or her health, safety and well-being can be assured
Additional requirements must also be met for CAP/Choice eligibility.
Here’s what recipients say about the Living-at-Home program:
“My father is not able to stay alone. Senior Services provides the services so that we can work and keep my father at home. My social worker stays on top of his needs and comes through in crucial times. Thanks to all of you!”
“Senior Services has helped me very much in getting the care and services my mom needs to stay home with us. They have provided us with a variety of equipment to have our home comfortable and accessible for her. You guys are wonderful people and you have a great staff. Thank you very much.”
CAP/DA and CAP/Choice Enrollment
To make a referral, please call the phone number below. The client or responsible person must also call to discuss their interest in the program.
- Referral information is processed to determine client eligibility for assessment.
- Client information forms are mailed to the client to be completed and returned.
- The client must be eligible for Medicaid. At the appropriate time, the client is referred to the Department of Social Services to apply for Medicaid.
- Required documentation is completed by the client’s physician and submitted for level of care approval. An in-home assessment is then completed by a nurse and a social worker, and a plan of care is developed.
- CAP/DA/Choice services begin after the plan of care is approved.