• Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

    Subsidized health care benefits are critical for low-income Floridians with disabilities--especially those who are so frail and disabled that they require long-term services and supports to remain in their home.

     

    These services, also referred to as home and community-based services (HCBS), are provided through Florida's Medicaid Long-Term Care (LTC) managed care program to eligible individuals.

  • Long-Term Care Stories

     

    Alene

    Jacksonville, Florida

    Alene, a 74 year old Brevard County native, worked her entire life. After retiring from her career in customer service, she found herself itching to get back to work. In her late 60s, she started a second career as a security guard. But at age 71, she started to experience severe pain and trouble walking.

    Read more

    Olympia and Oscar | Infirm Elders Battle Bureaucracy in End-of-Life Struggle to Stay Home

    Miami, Florida

    Oscar and Olympia just want to be together, and live out their lives peacefully, with their pets nearby in the safety and security of their own home.

    Read more

    Therese - Chapter 2

    Naples, Florida

    In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Therese’s bureaucratic nightmare with her Medicaid Long-Term Care managed care plan entered a new chapter.

    Read more

    Therese

    Naples, Florida

    Therese has twice been erroneously terminated from her Medicaid Long-Term Care benefits, most recently in July 2019.

    Read more

    Manuel

    Miami, Florida

    At just 32 years old, Manuel’s life and the lives of his family changed forever when a motorcycle accident left him quadriplegic.

    Read more

  • The Advocate's Guide to the Florida Long-Term Care Medicaid Waiver

    Because the Medicaid LTC program is complex, both for those applying and those enrolled, FHJP created an Advocate's Guide. And because all HCBS programs are chronically underfunded, the public and decision-makers need to understand how the lack of resources impacts individuals and their families.

     

    The Advocate’s Guide to the Florida Long-Term Care Medicaid Waiver provides a roadmap to the complex Medicaid program providing home and community-based services for frail elderly and disabled Floridians who want to stay out of a nursing home after they can no longer handle the routines of daily living.
     
    The Guide provides advocates with an overview of the authority governing Florida's Medicaid managed care long-term care waiver and a roadmap addressing basic questions including: who is eligible; how to apply; what to do if an application is denied or delayed; how the waitlist works; what to do if services are denied, delayed, terminated or reduced.
     
    The Guide is available online and as a PDF download

  • Share Your Story

    We want to hear from you, your family, friends or providers.

     

    Please contact us if you or a family member are dealing with challenges in receiving home and community-based services needed to stay safely at home and out of an institution.