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To determine your needs, we will ask you questions about your ability to perform day-to-day tasks, such as bathing and dressing. We need to know if you are able to do these tasks by yourself or if you need some assistance. Placement under an Auxiliary Grant is only possible if your needs meet the level of care that can be provided in an assisted living facility. If you have other needs, the Family Services Specialist will provide information on other services that are available to help you meet your care needs.
The Benefits Specialist will determine, according to their guidelines, if you meet the income and resource criteria. The Benefits Specialist must have a completed Medicaid application to do this and all of the requested verifications. The Benefits Specialist has up to 45 days from the date the Medicaid application is received into the Department of Family Services to review it and make a final determination.
After contact is made with an assisted living facility that may have an opening, you may call your Family Services Specialist and ask that the assessment is sent to the facility.
It is your responsibility to contact assisted living facilities that you are interested in. Each assisted living facility usually requires a separate application in addition to the pre-screening packet completed by the Family Services Specialist during the home visit. Personal visits to the facilities are always recommended.