Long-term care in the comfort of your home


Long-term care in the comfort of your home

If you can no longer do the daily activities needed to live safely in your own home and you meet income qualifications, you could be eligible, through Medicaid to receive the following long-term in-home care including:

  • Caregiving services
  • Assistance with activities of daily living

And if eligible:

  • Nursing services
  • Assistive technology
  • Modifications to your house
  • Meals
  • Medical equipment

What is long-term in-home care?

Long-term care refers to services that help you with activities of daily living that you can no longer, without assistance, do for yourself i.e., mobility, transportation to medical appointments, shopping, dressing, cooking, and bathing. It lasts as long as you need help and remain eligible for services.

This is an independent living program. The primary goal is to assist you to live at home as healthfully and safely as possible. This program does not provide 24-hour or “round-the-clock” care.

  • Case managers develop a care plan for you with your input. We:
    thoroughly assess your needs,
  • determine how much help is necessary and what resources are available
  • find and apply for additional services you qualify for, i.e. nursing services or Meals on Wheels
Care plan

How do I get started?

Our Resources and Coaching Specialists provide a free information and referral service and help you determine your eligibility. Call us at 360-321-1600.

You may also call the WA State Department of Social and Health Services at 888-239-8292 or 800-585-6749.

For those ages 18-59 contact your local Home and Community Service Office for assistance at 360-812-4940 or 800-239-8292.

What does In-home care cost?

In-home care is a Medicaid program. You must apply to DSHS to determine your eligibility to have costs covered by Medicaid. ISR will assist you with the application process.

Depending on your income, you may have a co-pay set by DSHS (WA State Department of Social and Health Services). A DSHS specialist will explain your costs when you apply.

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Caregivers at home

How do I find caregivers to help me in my home?

Our case managers make sure clients understand all possible options for finding caregivers who may be contracted individual providers or caregiving agencies. Call us at 360-321-1600 and we will help you explore your options.

How often would I see my case manager?

Case Managers are available by phone when you need to report changes or discuss your care plan. We also come to your home at least once a year to update your care plan. And, we will call at least quarterly to help ensure your needs are still well met.

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