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Home and Community Based Care

Overview

Access to services for the medically frail

The Community Care Transitions program provides home care services for those at risk of premature placement into facility-based care. Assistance is also provided to individuals transitioning from one care setting to another.

Home care and community based services provided in collaboration with partner organizations include:

  • Individual assessments and personalized care plans
  • Case management
  • Home adaptation
  • Shopping
  • Chore services
  • Medical equipment
  • Homemaking
  • Personal care assistants
  • Meal preparation
  • Respite care
  • Services for Veterans

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for these services include age consideration, medical condition, and meeting financial requirements. For more information about service eligibility call 385.468.3270.

Medicaid eligibility is required for the Medicaid Aging and New Choices Waiver programs

To be eligible for the Medicaid Aging Waiver you must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Meet nursing home level of care as determined by RN and Case Manager assessment 
  • Meet Medicaid financial requirements

To be eligible for the Medicaid New Choices Waiver you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Primary condition is not mental illness
  • Meet nursing home level of care as determined by RN and Case Manager assessment
  • Have been receiving Medicaid reimbursed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care for 90 days or more, or reside in a licensed assisted living facility 180 days or more

To be eligible for home care through The Alternatives Program (TAP) you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Meet homebound criteria due to frailty and/or disability 
  • Income eligibility can be no more than– $1,361 per month (single), $1,839 per month (married) 
  • Assets can be no more than– $6,000 (single), $12,000 (married)

 

The Veteran-Directed Home & Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) program gives Veterans of all ages the opportunity to receive the home and community based services they need in a self- directed manner.  The program is available to:

  • All Veterans enrolled for VA Health Care
  • Veterans with a Primary Care Provider
  • Veterans at risk of nursing home placement (as determined by set criteria for the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System)
  • Veterans interested in directing their own care

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities are varied and based upon the client’s needs. Volunteer responsibilities can increase as the volunteer and client become familiar with each other. If the volunteer has a car and agrees to transport the client, activities may include running errands, taking the client to appointments, helping the homebound get out of the house, shopping, etc. Other activities may include visiting and talking, cooking, light yard and house work, helping with phone calls, etc.

Volunteer Requirements

Pass an extensive background check and be at least 18 years of age (exceptions have been made for younger mature volunteers). Time commitments vary per client.

Training and Support

Orientation on a personal basis is provided depending on what duty(s) the volunteer performs. Ongoing support is provided through email, phone, and personal contact as needed.

Contact Person

 

Program Manager: Cyd Goodman
Telephone: 385.468.3283
Email: cydgoodman@slco.org
Address: Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services
Community Care Transitions Program
2001 S State St STE S1-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575

Contact

Contact Information

Program Manager: Tanya Nagahiro    
Telephone: 385.468.3282    
Email: tnagahiro@slco.org    
       
Provider Contract Information: Emily Pavelka    
Telephone: 385.468.3294    
Email: epavelka@slco.org    

Address:

Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services
Community Care Transitions Program
2001 South State Street, S1-600
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575 
   

Provider

Provider Information

Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services invites your company to apply as a provider for The Alternatives Program and the Caregiver Support Program.  These programs directly purchase needed services and supports for clients from a pool of approved providers.  The listing of approved providers is established as a result of contracts from eligible applications received on an ongoing basis.  The Alternatives Program and the Caregiver Support Program are continually looking for opportunities to partner with providers of the following services and supports:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Assisted Living Facility Respite
  • Electric Lift Chairs 
  • Emergency Response System
  • Environmental Adaptation
  • Fiscal Intermediary
  • Home Health Care
  • Medication Reminder System
  • Nursing Home Respite
  • Personal Care
  • Specialized Medical Equipment, Supplies, and Technology Items

Provider Contract Documents & Information 

Please contact Emily Pavelka, CCTP Office Coordinator 385.468.3294 for more information.