Generally, family members are the majority care providers for disabled or impaired adults. Adult Day Care permits these adults to stay at home versus placement in a nursing home. Adult Day Care enables caregivers to:
- Retain a job outside of their home
- Have help with the physical part of caring for a loved one
- Take time away, which may be a rejuvenator for your relationship
- Avoid the guilt of putting a parent or loved one in a “home”
- Obtain respite from what can be a 24-hour responsibility
Adult Day Care is a great choice for your loved one who:
- has safety issues when left alone
- seems unable to provide themselves a structure for daily activities
- has extended daily periods of isolation and misses others
Who is eligible?
Adults (age 21 and older) with a physical disability and seniors (age 65 and older).
To qualify for and remain in CHOICES, you must:
- Need the level of care provided in a nursing home; OR
- Be “at risk” of needing the level of care provided in a nursing home; AND
- Qualify for Medicaid long- term services and supports
To qualify for Medicaid long-term services and supports: (1) Your income can’t be more than $2,163 per month (If it is, you may be able to set up a Qualifying Income Trust); (2) The total value of things you own can’t be more than $2,000 (The home where you live doesn’t count); AND (3) You can’t have given away or sold anything for less than what it’s worth in the last five (5) years.
For more info:
Nora Buckley, Assistant Executive Director – 731-984-6431
Amy Curtis, Director of Residential Services – 731-984-6417
For specific questions regarding our services or eligibility of a specific individual, please contact us here.
For all other questions, please visit our Resource page.