Community First Choice is a Medicaid Benefit program designed for people who are at an institutional level of care, allowing them to receive support through the services in their home from members of their community, and is an alternative to living in a nursing home or long term care facility.
The program is self-directed, with no care management and requires the participant to be able to hire, monitor and manage their PCA staff members
Community First Choice is open to any Medicaid Member (on Husky A, C or D) that meets the functional requirements established for the program. There are no age requirements to participate in this program.
Upon referral to the program, the case will be assigned to a Specialized Case Manager in your region who will arrange to do a home visit and an assessment to determine level of care eligibility and provide the allotted annual budget.