Long-Term Care Stories
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.
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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
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