ALTCS (Arizona Longer Term Care), the state of Arizona’s program for seniors in need of long term care, is a program that you might want to consider if you are seeking care but have difficulty affording it. ALTCS can help families afford the care their loved one needs. Here are some tips to help you qualify for ALTCS.
Senior Planning recognizes the unique challenges that come with finding long term care for younger people who are severely disabled. Since most long term care communities in Arizona tend to house primarily geriatric residents, it can be challenging to find a community that makes a younger person feel like they have found the place for them. We understand this unique challenge and hope to offer some helpful advice to people who are searching for care.
For those looking at nursing homes, residential care homes, or assisted living communities, questions will certainly come up about how to pay for things. It’s important to have a plan of action for how to pay for care. Here are some helpful tips on how to pay for senior care in Arizona, including a discussion of private pay vs. Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS).
It’s is important for Arizona seniors to consider that applying for ALTCS is only the first step in getting senior care from the state of Arizona. Senior Planning will help you work through the different types of senior care options for ALTCS options. After you qualify for ALTCS, your task then becomes finding ALTCS accepting assisted living communities or ALTCS accepting residential care homes. Or you may decide to use your ALTCS funds to try to find an in home caregiver. Regardless, this could be a long, complex, and drawn out process as you wait for the dominos to fall, one by one.