ALTCS Application and Benefits Assistance
Arizona’s ALTCS Experts
We Can Help
Senior Planning will help any Arizona senior or person with disability qualify and find care under the ALTCS program. We can help ALTCS clients who have applied for the program find care while they are waiting for their benefits to be approved by the state.
Our Service is Free of Charge
Senior Planning is a free service for our clients. Senior Planning provides our services Pro Bono to seniors who need assistance in finding care. We’ll find you a care solution that will keep you healthy and happy for the long haul.
What is ALTCS?
For those seniors whose disabilities and health conditions prevent them from living at home, ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care System) is a program designed to pay for the expense of your care. ALTCS eligibility is determined by a financial assessment as well as a functional and medical assessment. A Senior Planning agent will be happy to go over the application process with the state with you to see if you will qualify.
Senior Planning is committed to helping our patients who qualify for ALTCS benefits. We will guide you through the application process and we can even find your a place to live while you are still waiting for your benefits to kick in. It is our job to make this difficult and time consuming process easy and timely for you.
ALTCS applications can take 45 to 60 days to process. Senior Planning can get you the care that you need in the meantime. Our reputation with providers and communities allows us to get you the care that you need while your application is still pending.
Our agents will help you fill out the ALTCS application and can make recommendations of actions to take before you apply to make sure that you qualify for the program. We ensure that you will get qualified for state help to afford the care that you need. We have years of experience dealing with this bureaucratic process and that experience gives us the ability to make sure that it goes well for you. Call our office or request information on our site to let us know more about your situation and how we can help you.
ALTCS Program Information
Am I Eligible for ALTCS
ALTCS preforms a functional and medical assessment on all applicants. This application is scored on a 60 point scale. Points are awarded based on certain medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Difficultly preforming activities of daily living, which include transferring from a seated or laying down position, meal preparation, and basic hygiene maintenance.
Qualifying for ALTCS
In addition to the functional/medical assessment, ALTCS will take account of your personal finances. For single individuals, ALTCS benefits are not an option for individuals who have more than $2000 in liquid assets, such as an IRA or checking account. Married couples can have more assets because of the living expenses of the spouse. Our ALTCS packet goes over the basics to help protect your other assets.
Care Options on ALTCS
Getting qualified for ALTCS it the first step to finding the senior care that you need. You still have your options for care that you need to choose from. ALTCS pays for residence in an assisted living or residential care home. If needed ALTCS also pays for skilled nursing care. ALTCS can pay for in-home care as well in limited circumstances. We help find care providers.
Finding a Provider
Senior Planning will help you find a provider of care that can meet your needs and accepts ALTCS. You can then choose from the three insurance providers who administrate the ALTCS benefits. Once everything is settled, you can begin receiving the care you need. Senior Planning will make sure that you receive the care you need from a trustworthy and reliable provider.