My loved one is currently residing in a Skilled Nursing Facility. He has completed rehab, and wishes to return home. Is that possible?
It is possible to bring your loved one home after residing in a Skilled Nursing Facility. The Nursing Home Transition program was developed to assist consumers who wish to return home after residing in a Nursing facility. Many people don’t realize that they may be able to receive long-term community supports at home.
Home care can be the perfect solution when caregivers and support are needed following a critical illness, hospital admission or rehabilitative stay in a facility. Individuals can receive personalized hands on care to maintain independence and dignity in their own home. These services are referred to as Home and Community Based Services, also known as waiver funded services. HCBS provides for supports and services beyond those covered by the standard Medicaid programs to foster independence and personal choice.
To determine eligibility for HCBS Services, individuals must apply through the independent enrollment broker. You can contact them by calling 877-550-4227, or going to www.paieb.com. Once benefits are determined and confirmed, your loved one can transition from the Nursing facility to their own home, with the appropriate supportive home care required for their individual needs.
Financing home care is a common problem for many families. These services may be provided and paid for in multiple ways. Available options include private insurance, personal assets, veteran’s benefits, or for those who qualify, benefits may be fully paid for through Medicare and Medicaid. In Pennsylvania, potential participants and families may learn more by searching for resources at www.dhs.pa.gov. .
accessAbilities offers a host of home and community-based programs which provide assistance with all activities of daily living. At accessAbilities, we provide customized care for each participant based on their needs, not just a cookie cutter plan. We understand your need to insure the highest quality of service for your loved one. We are happy to assist you with navigating the process of applying for in home care benefits. Additionally, if you or another family member is the primary caregiver for a loved one, you can be paid for the supportive care you provide. Individuals, who receive benefits through the PA Department of Human Services, are able to choose who their caregiver will be. Family members can complete accessAbilities hiring process in order to become a trained, paid caregiver. For more information, or to discuss becoming a paid caregiver, contact us at 724-832-8272 or visit our website at www.accessAbilities.org.
Nancy Austin, Director accessAbilities Home & Community Services
- Chapman University, Orange, CA graduate
- Experience includes 18 years in long-term care; advocate for Independence and Quality
of Life for individuals with disabilities by maintaining a strong focus on the provision of care.