Individuals in long-term care facilities face a number of challenges in returning to their homes. These challenges include lack of money for rental and utility deposits, basic household items, limited community support and limited assistance in transition plan development. The initiative, Take Me Home, West Virginia, will provide additional services and support to eligible Medicaid members moving from long-term care facilities to their own homes. In addition, the program will explore changes to our State’s long-term care system to enhance home and community-based services options for Medicaid members.
Who’s Eligible to Participate in Take Me Home, West Virginia?
Those living in a nursing facility, hospital, institution for mental disease or a combination of any of the three for at least 90 consecutive days (excluding Medicare rehabilitation days)
Those who receive Medicaid benefits on the last day prior to transitioning from the long-term facility to the community
Those who choose to move to a “qualified residence”