Are you a person with a disability who’s living in a nursing home? Are you between the ages of 18 and 65 and eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)?
Do you no longer need the level of medical care provided at the nursing facility? Do you want to move out of the nursing facility and live independently in the community, in a less-restrictive setting?
If so, the Nursing Home Relocation (NHR) program can help!
We can help you find affordable housing in the community through the Relocation Service Coordination (RSC) program. You may want to live in an assisted-living or independent-living apartment or a group home setting. We can also help you find the medical and social services and supports needed to live independently, such as a personal care attendant (PCA) who can help you with essential daily activities like bathing, dressing and feeding.
Do you need furniture and household items for your new home? Many consumers relocating from nursing homes have very few of the basic household items needed to start over again. The Transitional Services program can help you to make the transition to a new home by providing furniture and household items like bed sheets, towels and cooking equipment. We can also arrange for delivery of the items to your new home.
If you qualify for the programs, services are provided at no cost to consumers. In 2011, MCIL provided nearly 160 nursing home relocation and transitions services.
For more information or assistance, please contact NHR manager Celeste denDaas at 651-603-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to begin your journey to independent living, get started with the following steps:
- Call 651-603-2016 and arrange to meet with Nursing Home Relocation Manager
- At your meeting, you and the NHR Manager will set up your Relocation Plan.
- After your Relocation Plan is completed, set a time to meet with your Advocate/Nursing home social worker.
- Contact your county’s social-service agency to see which programs you qualify for and begin the application process.
- Have your advocate contact the public health nurse to set up a screening for waivered services.
- Keep in contact with your advocate and make changes to your plan as necessary.
If you qualify, you may be eligible for the following waiver programs, which provide funding for home and community-based services:
- Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Elderly Waiver (EW)
- Mental Retardation and Related Conditions (MR/RC)
- Community Alternative Waiver (CAC)