What is Long Term Care?
Long-term care is help with daily living tasks and health needs because of one's advanced age, chronic illness, or an intellectual or physical disability. This help can include different services, such as personal care, housekeeping, or nursing. Long-term care is provided in people's homes, in small and large residential facilities, in nursing facilities and in the workplace. It can be paid for with private resources, long term care insurance policies, or for those that qualify, services can be paid for with public funding.
Publicly Funded Long Term Care Programs: Access to the Family Care Benefit & IRIS
For people who request it, the Aging and Disability Resource Center will administer the Long Term Care Functional Screen to assess the individual's level of need for services and eligibility for long term care benefits. Once the individual's level of need is determined, the Aging and Disability Resource Center will provide information about the options available to him or her - to enroll in a long term care benefit program (if eligible), to stay in the Medicaid fee-for-service system (if eligible), or to privately pay for these services. If the individual chooses Family Care or IRIS, the Aging and Disability Resource Center will assist with enrolling the person in the chosen program.
Please select a specific program from the list below for more information about each program.