Case Management (CMPFE)
What is the Case Management Program for Frail Elders?
Case Management is a program that coordinates community services to help you stay safely in your own home. Case Management will not take the place of family, friends or neighbors who are already helping you. It will support their efforts and fill in where needed. To qualify, you must be at least 60 years old, live in Iowa and have a need for long-term care services.
How Does it Work?
In order to understand your needs, a visit will be arranged in your home. You will be asked questions to assess your situation and determine which services meet your needs. You choose the services you want and your Case Manager will arrange and continue to coordinate these services for you.
What Does it Cost?
There is no cost to participate in the Case Management Program. There may be fees for the services that you choose. Medicare or Medicaid may cover the cost of some services or there may be a sliding fee scale. Some Case Management participants may be eligible for the Medicaid Elderly Waiver to cover the cost of services.
What are the Benefits of the Medicaid Elderly Waiver Program?
Applications are submitted to the Department of Human Services and are based on health status and income and resource levels. If you qualify, you may receive:
A Title XIX card which pays for dental, eye glasses and other health needs.
Service providers will be paid for services you may need, such as:
- Adult Day Care
- Assistive Devices (canes, walkers, bath chairs, etc.)
- Case Management
- Chore Services
- Consumer Choices Option
- Consumer Directed Attendant Care (CDAC)
- Home & Vehicle Modification
- Home Health Aide
- Home Delivered Meals (includes liquid supplements)
- Homemaker Service
- Mental Health Outreach
- Nutrition Counseling
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Respite Care
- Senior Companions
How Do I Apply for the Elderly Waiver?
Contact your local Department of Human Services or call Aging Resources of Central Iowa for assistance.