STEP 1- OPTIONS COUNSELING AGENCY
Medicaid Transition Services Options Counseling is a program that provides options counseling for Medicaid members living in skilled nursing facilities, regional centers and intermediate care facilities. Options counseling agencies help long-term residents of local skilled nursing facilities and other qualified facilities learn what options might be available for community living.
Our Transition Services team will work with you to choose an options counseling agency and get enrolled to begin your transition.
STEP 2- MEETING WITH YOUR TRANSITION TEAM
Once you have completed your Options Counseling referral form, the TCA will contact you to complete the next steps for eligibility.
STEP 3- INTAKE ASSESSMENT
Our team will complete an intake assessment with you to help gather information to a successful transition into the community.
STEP 4- YOUR HOUSING VOUCHER, AND HOUSING SEARCH
Our transition services team will work with the Department of Housing to review your information to determine if you qualify to move forward with their housing navigation services. They will review your financial situation as well as possible past evictions.
In order to move forward, the DOH will require you to attend a housing voucher informative class and a voucher will then be presented to you for a housing search and rent support.
STEP 5- MOVING IN
Medicaid provides a small stipend for the Transition Agency to buy furniture, household necessities and groceries for a successful living situation.
Our team will help collect furniture and assist in moving it into the apartment, assisting in getting you all set up for your new chapter in the community.
STEP 6- LIVING INDEPENDENTLY WITH COMMUNITY SUPPORT
We work with several Home Health Agencies to help you complete your HCBS waiver services and help in finding you a caregiver to make sure you continue to have in home support that is vital to your success