Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Service Criteria


A person age 65 and older who is assessed through the Long Term Care Consultation Services process is eligible for Alternative Care funding when the person is in need of a nursing facility level of care and admission is recommended; and the person chooses to receive community services instead of nursing facility services; and no other funding source is available for the community services.

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