Nursing Facility Transition Program
The funds from the Nursing Facility Transition Program can be used to help an elderly person or individual with a disability transition from a nursing facility back into the community. Funds are available, up to a maximum of $3500, for individuals wishing to transition from a nursing home with limited income and who qualify for home and community based services that will meet their needs.
We can provide one-time funds for:
- Home or environmental modifications;
- Travel/room/board to bring caregivers in from a rural community to receive training;
- Trial trips to home or an assisted living home;
- Payment for an appropriate worker for skill level needed;
- Security deposits;
- One-time initial cleaning of home;
- Basic furnishings necessary to set up a livable home;
- Transportation to the new home.
- Other needed items or services may be approved by Program Coordinators.
The grant is used only for one-time costs associated with the transition; thereafter, the Medicaid program will pay for all services when the HCBS waiver is approved, or services through other funded programs.
- Individuals who are currently in an institutional setting and want to be transitioned
- Services/supports available and in place for client to live in community
Have your Care Coordinator/Case Manager contact the local Center for Independent Living (CIL) or Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC):
- Kenai Peninsula Independent Living Center 1-800-770-7911 (toll-free)
- Access Alaska, (Anchorage, Mat-Su Western Alaska) 1-800-770-4488 (toll-free)
- Access Alaska, (Fairbanks, Interior, Northern Regions) 1-800-770-7940 (toll-free)
- S.A.I.L. Southeast Alaska ILC 1-800-478-7245 (toll-free)
- Arctic Access, Kotzebue, Nome 1-877-442-2393 (toll-free)
- B.B.N.A Bristol Bay Native Association- (Dillingham/Bristol Bay region) 907-842-1902
Please see the linked Nursing Facility Transition Program guide (pdf).
A transition specialist will set up a meeting with you, your family member(s) and a Care Coordinator to develop a “transition plan,” identify options, and refer you to a care coordinator, PCA agency or service provider to apply for services.
Your Care Coordinator will refine your “transition plan,” and you will choose a date to move home.
Then, move home!
Keep in mind that this entire process, depending on how many services must be set up to make your transition successful, may take 1 to 3 months.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Lisa A. Morley
State of Alaska - Health and Social Services
Division of Senior and Disabilities Services
Health Program Manager III - Grants Unit
PO Box 110680
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0680
Phone: (907) 465-4996