Project CHOICE Medicaid Waiver Services
What are home and community based services?
In order for seniors with significant medical problems to remain in their homes rather than seeking admission to nursing homes, they often need help above and beyond what is possible for family members and friends to provide. This help can include:
· Specialized equipment and supplies
· Chore Services
· Personal Care Attendant Services
· Adult Day Care (not currently available in Wrangell)
· Home Nursing
· Respite Care
· Assisted Living
· Transportation and Escort Services
· Meal Services
· Environmental Modifications
· Care Coordination Services
Who Qualifies for Project CHOICE?
Medically, a waiver client meets the same criteria as a person seeking admission to a long term care nursing facility. The care coordinator carries out a complete assessment, getting input from the applicant, family members, existing care providers, and the applicant's
Financially, the applicant meets the same Medicaid standard, called the 300% standard, as for Medicaid payments to a long term care facility. The monthly income needs to be under $1,432 (not counting any Longevity Bonus payments), or sheltered through a Miller Trust. A couple is allowed up to $80,000 in convertible resources, while a single person is allowed up to $2,000 in resources outside the home, personal possessions, and vehicle.
How do I learn more?
For further information about Project CHOICE, contact our office at (907) 874-3375.
What if I don't qualify?
Private pay consultation and care coordination services are also available. Contact us to learn more about how we can work with you to provide the services you need.
110 Lynch Street
Wrangell, AK 99929
We are located in the Amanda Building across from
Phone: (907) 874-3375
Monday Through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.