Community Care Services Program
Are you an older adult and/or disabled and in need of help to stay in your own home? Do you have a loved one who can't be left alone but who doesn't want to go to a nursing home?
CCSP is a Medicaid waiver program that helps elderly and/or functionally impaired individuals live in their own homes or in assisted living or personal care facilities by offering community-based care as an alternative to nursing home placement. The Division of Aging Services, a Division of the Department of Human Resources, administers CCSP.
To be eligible for CCSP services, individuals must meet level of care for nursing home placement and be financially eligible for Medicaid.
The Need for CCSP
The shift away from institutionalized care is growing. The
percentage of people over 75 in nursing homes fell from 9.6% in 1985
to 6.4% in 2004, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute.
Elder care experts say the decline reflects the growth of less-restrictive types of care, ranging from assisted living to supervised adult day care. These alternatives are usually less expensive than nursing homes and often provide a superior quality of life.
Contact the AAA to find out more about alternatives to nursing home care.