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Medicaid waiver recipients experience with requesting skilled home care vs. Nursing Home 24/7. Anyone try it?

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My Mom is receiving homecare and progressing to needing overnight care, I am told that approaching the state Medicaid Office with this objective to keep her out of a facility has been successful. Anyone tried?

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Waiver does not cover overnight care unless the family primary care giver works third shift.
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Mom's case manager encouraged this. She's in her own apartment receiving non medical Medicaid homecare and again my question was for anyone having approached Medicaid with the doctor's order for overnight care included in the waiver continuum of care? Not Medicare short term recovery. Thank you regardless!
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Skilled homecare is requested by your doctor and is paid for by medicare. A skilled nurse, pt,ot and social work can come for a specific amount of time, usually 8 weeks. Once that is expired, the patient needs to recertify with medicare...usually only skilled nursing. Waiver sends in HHA or CNAs to assist with ADLs. Waiver will not cover overnight or 24 hour care, that is the family's responsibility.
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You say she is in Independent Living, which is not covered by Medicaid. Colorado Medicaid will pursue the cheapest option. So if they pay a nursing home $200 a day, they would not provide more than that to stay home. You need to know the break-even point for your area.
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