Medicaid In-Home Care

Aging & Long Term Care helps older adults and adults with disabilities live at home independently through in-home care and case management services. The Case Management Program provides long-term case management to persons 18 and older who need help with personal care from a caregiver, and who qualify for a Medicaid-funded long-term care program.

Case Management (CM) Services

CM’s goal is to assist older adults and adults living with disabilities generate a safe care plan to maintain independence. Persons on CM receive help from a caregiver (for help with personal tasks such as bathing, transportation, light housekeeping, dressing, and more), receive annual assessments to determine the best pathway of care, and have access to other programs to help them remain safe and happy at home. Case Managers help clients locate community services as well as health care to meet their clients’ needs and help them thrive.

Registered Nurse (RN) Services

Upon referral, an RN Consultant provides the following services for clients:

  • Medical assessment
  • Client-specific education for caregivers
  • Resources and consultation

Client Success Stories

*The names in these stories have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients. 

  • Greg is a 35-year-old male with two young children. He lives with Narcolepsy and requires a caregiver to wake him up and give him medication that helps him stay awake throughout each day. This enables him to spend time with his children, get them ready for school, and get to work on time. He can enjoy the time he’s with his children, be alert and productive at work, and not suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness. Without this basic assistance from his caregiver and medication, Greg would not be able to support his children and his entire family would suffer. This assistance isn’t just helping Greg. As a family, they can maintain the life they deserve.
  • Mai is an 82-year-old Vietnamese woman who receives 22 hours of monthly care. She lives at home alone managing her vertigo and diabetes’s. Mai does not speak English, can’t use public transportation, and needs assistance shopping. Mai is very proud to be independent of her children and counts on the support of her caregiver to purchase groceries, visit with others, and go to necessary appointments. Because of the support of her caregiver, she is not house bound, has access to a well-rounded diet, and has been able to maintain her quality of life.

How Do I Apply for Services?

If you are on Medicaid and interested in receiving in-home care, Aging & Long Term Care staff can assist you with an online application. To find out more about the program or to enroll, call our Community Living Connections (CLC) program at 509-960-7281. If you are not on Medicaid, our CLC staff will see how they can help you apply.

Note: For Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, and Whitman Counties call Rural Resources Community Action at 1-800-873-5889 or go to www.ruralresources.org.

Additional Resources

For information about Community First Choice (CFC), Medicaid Personal Care, and other state/local programs:
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

For information about long-term care programs and other assistance:
Washington Lawhelp