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Long Term Care - Home Care Services Program

Home Care programs are Medicaid-funded long-term-care programs designed to help eligible elderly or disabled individuals remain safely at home, rather than in a nursing home. Home Care programs have different eligibility requirements, but they all require that you be eligible for Medicaid.

Long Term Care Options

  • Personal Care (Medicaid-Funded Home Care): Home Attendant and Housekeeping services for individuals having difficulty with at least one or more activities of daily life. Individuals must be Medicaid eligible and otherwise exempt from Managed Long-Term Care or Managed Care. In addition to Personal Care services, there is also a Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program.
  • Managed Long-Term Care Program: Covers case management, nursing, home health aides, home attendant services, physical therapists for people who are Medicaid eligible, or eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, and are medically eligible for long term care services. More information from the NYS Department of Health.
  • Assisted Living Program: Long term residential care, find more information on this state administered program.
  • Long Term Home Health Care Program: Plan of medical, nursing and rehabilitative care provided at home to persons medically eligible for placement in a nursing home. These individuals must have care costs which are less than the nursing home cost in the local county. Individuals can access this program through a hospital discharge planner, HCSP, or a Long Term Home Health Care Provider.

HRA's Office of Special Services oversees the Home Care Services Program. For assistance, please call the DSS OneNumber at 718-557-1399 or visit your local Home Care CASA Office.

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