Long Term Support Programs are individualized programs that provide alternatives to nursing home care. These programs allow eligible individuals to remain in the community, often in their own homes, preserving their dignity and sense of self-respect. If remaining in the home is not possible, other non-institutional arrangements can be made.
For further information on Long Term Support programming,
to make a referral or to report incidents of Elder Abuse/Adults at Risk,
please call (608) 741-3600.
Long Term Support Programs
- Community Options Program & Home/Community Based Waiver Programs - COP & Waiver Info
- Alzheimer’s Family & Caregivers Support Program
- Certification of eligibility for Supplemental Security Income-Exceptional Expense - SSI-E
- Elder Adults and Adults At-Risk Investigations - Elder Abuse/Adult At-Risk
- Information on and Referral Assistance for all area resources available to help individuals in need of community based services.
Long Term Support Programs are designed to help people receive benefits from existing resources. A case manager will work with the recipient to develop an individualized service plan. Benefits can include:
- Adaptive Equipment
- Supportive Homecare
- Home Health Aides
- Skilled Nursing
- Home Modifications
- Home Delivered Meals
- Medication Management
- Community-Based Residential Facilities
- Personal Care
- Respite Care
- Social Outings
- Adult Family Homes
- Grocery Shopping
Anyone who is a resident of Rock County and who has a long-term or irreversible illness or disability that substantially impairs his or her ability to function independently may be eligible. A brief listing of these conditions includes:
- Frail Elderly
- Physically Disabled
- Alzheimer’s or Related Diseases
- Other Long-Term Illnesses or Disabilities
Eligibility requirements vary for each program, but are generally based on the applicant’s medical, functional, service and financial needs. Benefits received by individuals age 55 and older, under the COP and Waiver programs, are subject to the terms of the Wisconsin Medicaid Estate Recovery Program. However, the assessment to determine eligibility is free and does not obligate the applicant to receive services.
Persons needing Long Term Support services are encouraged to apply at any time and may refer themselves or have someone make a referral for them, such as a relative, doctor, social worker, pastor, friend, etc. At times, the demand for service funding exceeds the monies available in these programs. In those situations, names of eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list for service funding and are served as soon as funding becomes available.
Some of the information needed to complete an application and assessment includes:
- Applicant’s Name
- Address & Phone Number
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Physician’s Name & Phone Number
- Income/Assets Information
- Medical Diagnosis
- Functional Abilities
- Services Needed
It is helpful if the person calling to request the assessment is prepared to give as much of the above information to the LTS intake worker as possible. However, part of the assessment process includes an interview with applicant in their home or present living arrangement (i.e. hospital, nursing home) and that information can also be given at that time.