What is ALTCS?
ALTCS stands for Arizona Long Term Care. ALTCS (Arizona Long Term Care) is a division of Medicaid that helps elderly individuals who meet both the medical and financial qualifications. In general, people use ALTCS to help pay for assisted living and/or cover the costs of care associated with the activities of daily living. ALTCS can benefit people who need one or more of the following: help with bathing, help with going to the bathroom, help making meals and/or grocery shopping, assistance cleaning the house, assistance with transportation and other other difficulty associated with daily living.
Am I Eligible for ALTCS?
Depending upon your medical and financial eligibility, many people are candidates for ALTCS. There is a misconception that owning houses, making too much money, etc, can disqualify you from the ALTCS program. These can prevent a person from qualifying if the property or income is not properly allocated but in most situations individuals who qualify from a medical standpoint also can qualify from a financial standpoint. the medical eligibility is based on receiving 60 points from the medical evaluator. Once you receive the 60 points, you qualify medically. If you have any specific questions, simply give us a call and we would be more than happy to help.