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Wanting to Move Out of a Nursing Home?

Massachusetts operates a program called the Money Follows the Person (MFP) that helps people move out of institutions and into less restrictive settings. If you are elderly or disabled, have lived in an institution for at least 90 days, and meet the nursing facility level of care, but want to live in your home or in a community-based setting, then you might qualify for assistance from the MFP Waiver program.

There are two MFP Waivers in Massachusetts -- the Money Follows the Person Community Living (MFP-CL) waiver and the Money Follows the Person Residential Supports (MFP-RS) waiver.

MFP-CL provides a variety of services designed to help a recipient live independently in his or her home, including:

homemaker and chore help
day services
home accessibility adaptations, and
home health aide services.

MFP-RS provides services designed to help recipients who need supervision 24 hours a day, including:

assisted living services
day services
adaptations to make your home more accessible
occupational, physical, and speech therapy
training for your family to take care of you
skilled in-home care
skilled nursing, and
transportation.

If you are interested in the Money Follows the Person Waivers, contact the MFP Transition Agency serving your area.

Supportive Services for Massachusetts Residents Who Do Not Qualify for MassHealth

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What state do you live in? In Massachusetts, Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a demonstration program that moves eligible elderly and disabled people out of nursing homes and into the community. To be eligible, you must be ready to go home after living for at least 90 days in a nursing home paid by MassHealth long term care.

MFP provides up to one year of benefits not normally covered by MassHealth, to transition a nursing home resident back to their home in the community. There are two waivers under this program;

Residential Supports Waiver provides 24/7 supervision and staffing in a "qualified residence" including residential habilitation, assisted living, or day care services.

Community Living Waiver covers people who live in their own home, or the home of another,

A transition coordinator supervises the patient’s successful reintegration into the community. The regulations and law are at:
130 CMR § 529.007(H); Mass. Gen. Laws ch.10, §35TT

https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter10/Section35TT
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To learn more or to see a full list of the participating states check out this article here: https://www.agingcare.com/articles/The-Money-Follows-the-Person-Program-189162.htm
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I have no experience with these programs, but . . . . . . give them a call and get as much information as possible. What do you have to do to qualify; how much in-home care is provided - specific types of care and number of hours; how much does it cost; if it doesn't work out well, are there any complications in getting back into the prior living arrangement; who provides the services - what agency, do you get to choose the caregivers, specifically how are they trained and certified? Notice that in the MFP-RS it says that it is designed to help recipients who need supervision 24 hrs. a day, yet in the listing below it provides for "training for your family to take care of you. Ask a lot of questions.
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Yes my MIL is in that program as she transitions from rehab to home. It is a great resource. Definitely worth checking it out to see if you are eligible.
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I agree with TorieJ about getting as much information as possible. I do ask .....
What is very informative is comments from users / clients writing on forums such as this one.
Your suggestions: "What do you have to do to qualify; how much in-home care is provided - specific types of care and number of hours; how much does it cost; if it doesn't work out well, are there any complications in getting back into the prior living arrangement; who provides the services"
Finding knowledgeable people who can answer correctly has been very difficult for me. I will now find out what M FP-RS is and learn something new today. Thank you for your posting
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