Please see the message below regarding the Money Follows the Person program. If you could take a few minutes to contact your senators on Thursday asking them to renew this program that would so helpful! I know many feel that their voice is not really heard, but it DOES make a difference when you call and let them know how important these issues are to families and individuals. This new EMPOWER Care Act would renew Money Follow the Person for five years.
Contact information and an example of what you might want to say are included below. Help yourself and others by giving them a call! ~ Cindy White, PCS
Most phone calls we receive are from people who have never had never needed any type of in home care before and don't know what is out there.
From this initial conversation I have a quick talk of what I call "In-Home Care 101", or the basics. There is a very common misconception out there that Medicaid will pay for in home care. Medicare will pay for some things, but extended care is not one of them.
So here it is, a very simple and short explanation: In Home Care 101
First off, Medicare will pay for SKILLED NURSING only. You need a physician order to qualify for all skilled nursing/Medicare services.