1. Be age 65 and over, or age 21 and over and blind or have a physical disability.
2. Meet certain financial eligibility requirements as determined by Medicaid, including: Monthly Income No More than 300% of SSI (Resource Limits: $2,000 Individual/$3,000 Couple) Click here for more information about financial eligibility.
3. Have functional needs that would require institutional care in a nursing facility at the Intermediate Level. Applicants classified as skilled care patients are not eligible for Living Choices.
1. The individual is unable to perform either of the following:
(A) At least one of the three activities of daily living (ADL) of transferring/locomotion, eating or toileting without extensive assistance from or total dependence upon another person; or
(B) At least two of the three activities of daily living (ADL) of transferring/locomotion, eating or toileting without limited assistance from another person; or,
2. Medical assessment results in a score of three or more on cognitive performance scale; or
3. Medical assessment results in Changes in Health, End-stage disease, Signs and Symptoms (CHESS) score of three or more.
NOTE: Definitions related to the Nursing Home Admission Criteria are available from the Division of Aging & Adult Services or the Division of Medical Services' Office of Long Term Care upon request
If you have questions, contact the Division of Aging and Adult Services
or Call toll-free 1-866-801-3435 (8 to 4:30 M - F)