Do I need a Care Coordinator?
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A CARE COORDINATOR?
A care coordinator may be very helpful if you are uncertain about what services are available to help you and your loved one, or don’t know how to access these services. It is often difficult and overwhelming when you attempt to identify what services might be available. Care Coordinators possess a knowledge of available resources within the community and the expertise to access these resources. If you would like more information on care coordination and how they might be of assistance, contact the office near your location.
WHAT CAN A CARE COORDINATOR DO FOR ME?
Care coordinators are professionals who possess a complete and accurate knowledge community resources. They understand the eligibility requirements and payment options for home and community based services. They are able to assess your situation and, based on your decisions, develop a plan to meet your needs. Once that plan is in place, they will monitor the situation to ensure services are responsive.
In some situations a care coordinator provides monitoring and oversight of a loved one when the family lives out of town. Other clients may require assistance to access funding sources that will help pay for home and community support. ARA Care Coordinators do both as needed.
WHAT SERVICES DOES CARE COORDINATION RESOURCE OF ALAKSA COORDINATE?
A Care Coordinator facilitates the search for a provider who enables your loved one to live safely and comfortably within their own community for as long as possible. A provider might ensure some of the following services: access to home delivered meals, transportation, adult day services, respite care, housing options, medical equipment and supplies, financial and legal services, personal care services, household chores and support groups.
HOW DO I PAY?
Our primary goal is to make sure you or your loved one receive the care and assistance you need to enhance your independence, safety and comfort by assisting with service coordination. Care Coordinators will work with each individual or family to find the payment option that works for you. Contact us to find out what option fits your needs.
CAN I RECIECVE THE HOME AND COMMUNITY BASE SERVICES WAIVER, FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHOICE MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM.
Yes. There are certain criteria you must meet to qualify for this program once the state has approved you for the waiver you will be required to have a care coordinator. Contact your local office for details.