ALTCS Approved Group Homes
Senior Planning Can Help Find Care
Senior Planning will help you find residential care providers at no charge. Our company is paid a service fee when we arrange care for you, which means you do not have to worry about paying us for our time. There are many group homes out there and unfortunately, with no standardized directory, it can be hard to know where to start. Senior Planning has been helping seniors and those with disabilities find care since 2007.
Finding Arizona Residential Care Homes
Residential care homes are a great option for seniors and people whose disabilities prevent them from living independently without assistance on a daily basis. Residential care homes are tight knit communities with a small number of residents and live-in caregivers, leading to a family atmosphere for residents. There are two ways to pay for care. You can either private pay, meaning pay out of pocket, or use a state benefit called the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS).
Using ALTCS to Pay for Long-Term Care
If you cannot afford the care you need, the state of Arizona provides benefits to fixed income seniors through the ALTCS program. This is a Medicaid program for those that cannot afford long term care on their own and have the medical need to qualify. This program is open to anyone who meets the medical and financial requirements. Although the program is open to anyone who meets the requirements, there is still a lengthy application process before benefits will be granted. Applications generally take around 90 days to complete. For a reasonable fee, Senior Planning can assist you with the ALTCS application while we help find care.
How do I find ALTCS approved group homes?
We can provide you with a detailed list of ALTCS approved group homes in any Arizona city for free, making sure they meet the quality standards dictated by the state. Many people mistakenly believe they will be stuck in a state run facility if they opt to use ALTCS to pay for care. Luckily, this is not the case. ALTCS approved group homes are privately run, but contracted with the state of Arizona. This gives prospective residents a wide range of options to choose from.
Are there a lot of ALTCS Approved Group Homes?
There are many homes that accept ALTCS as a form of payment. But again, not every group home accepts ALTCS. It’s worth noting that in some of the smaller Arizona cities your options may be limited. However, as you look at the larger cities you will find plenty of group homes. We know sometimes people don’t want to move too far away, but it helps to be open to all options.
How do I pick the Right ALTCS Approved Group Home?
Picking the right ALTCS approved group home can be a difficult task but we are here to help. Whether you want feedback on a home you have already chosen or are simply looking to get a list, Senior Planning can help. We offer these services at no cost. After you have a list that meets your care needs and preferred area, the next step is visiting the communities. By viewing them in person, you will know if it feels like a good fit. If you are not interested in a group home, but another type of facility, it is still worth it to give us a call. We can explain which state benefits may be available and at which type of facility. Similar to group homes, some assisted living or memory care facilities do not accept ALTCS. In addition, even if you don’t think you are eligible for ALTCS, you may be eligible for a different benefit. There may be options you are unaware of; we know how complicated the long term care process can be so give us a call today for a free consultation.
ALTCS Approved Group Homes Frequently Asked Questions
Deciding on Level of Care
Many people know they need long term care, but are unclear where to go to receive the care they need. Knowing where to start can be difficult. Senior Planning can help you hone in on the providers that make sense for you and your situation. Fill out the form above as completely as possible. Please leave a preferred contact method and we will help you discover what type of care works best for your situation.
What is a Group Home?
Group homes, also known as residential care facilities, house between five and ten residents, supported by a small staff of licensed caregivers. Residential care homes are licensed by the state Department of Health. Some group homes specialize in very specific care. Specialties range from memory care for Alzheimer’s disease to homes that specialize in traumatic brain injury (TBI) residents.
Arizona Group Home List
For those who prefer to search for residential care homes on their own, without our assistance, Senior Planning can still provide you with a list of care homes in your area. We will do our best to find communities that fit your needs and budget. Please allow us at least one business day to compile the list of residential care homes. You can then take the list and schedule tours of communities on your own.
Senior Planning can provide additional resources beyond finding ALTCS approved care communities. We can assist with ALTCS applications, VA benefit applications, and provide legal document preparation services. Legal document services include guardianship, probate, trusts, wills, and other documents needed for end of life or estate planning. Senior Planning is licensed with the Supreme Court of Arizona.