The transition of moving from the nursing home back into the community can be a difficult decision to make when an individual is unsure of what in-home services are available to help keep the senior safe and independent.
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is an initiative to help older adults move out of the nursing home and back into their communities. This is a program for individuals who have resided in qualified institutions in the state for a minimum of 90 days (excluding any days paid by Medicare), have received Medicaid benefits for minimum of one day and are 60 years or older.
The process of moving into the community starts in the nursing home where a trained transition coordinator will meet with the individual and develop a customized plan that best serves the senior’s needs. Coordinators will discuss services funded by the state and federal government that provide in home services, which would allow seniors to move out of the nursing home and enable them to successfully live in the community. It is important that seniors have a choice and that their health and welfare is always considered.
Transition coordinators will help seniors with this transition by coordinating the following services:
- Searching for a place to live within the senior’s budget
- In home services
- Home delivered meals
- Money management
- Mental health
- Circuit Breaker/Pharmaceutical
- And More
If you are or know someone whom is currently residing in a nursing facility and would like more information about returning to the community, please contact our office to speak with someone who can help provide the information and resources to achieve these long term goals.