Searching for senior care in Sierra Vista and other areas of south eastern Arizona can be difficult. For one thing, there are fewer providers around to choose from and it can be difficult to find the right option to meet your needs. For those looking for residential senior care, it can often be the case that all of the possible communities in your city can be full, leaving you with no other option other than starting to look in the next town over.

For seniors in Sierra Vista, the ALTCS program can be a good option if you are considering long term care, but don’t have the resources to pay for it. ALTCS is the state’s Medicaid program, designed to help limited income seniors get the care that they need.

In order to qualify for ALTCS, you must pass the functional/medical evaluation, as well as have income less than about $2000 a month. That number can be adjusted based on certain expenses, such as medication. ALTCS pay for the long term care required by seniors, whether at home or at a residential care community.

If you need help looking into ALTCS benefits, contact Senior Planning. Our ALTCS page will give you more information, as well as the opportunity to submit an information request. We can help point you in the right direction with regards to the application and can help find care for you or your loved one while you are waiting for ALTCS in Sierra Vista to begin paying for care.

About the author: Jacob Edward

Jacob Edward is the founder of Senior Planning and an expert in eldercare.

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