Administered by The Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Group Adult Foster Care (GAFC) is a Medicaid program that reimburses providers for providing administrative and clinical oversight and daily assistance with personal care services to financially and clinically eligible elderly and disabled individuals who are at risk of institutionalization.
In order to qualify, participants in GAFC must:
Elder Affairs reimburses the provider for the provision of personal care services and the administration of the program. Effective April 1, 2008, the per diem reimbursement rate is $40.33. Approximately $1,150 per participant per month is reimbursed to the provider for services, while the resident remains responsible for the rent. See Supplemental Security Income Living Arrangement G (SSIG) for a detailed explanation of assistance with rent.
For more information about GAFC, visit massresources.org.
A combined MassHealth and Medicare program that includes health care and social services, to help low-income seniors stay healthy and able to live in their own homes. A team of health professionals develops a plan of total individualized care for each member. Services are provided by a network of medical and other professionals, including a primary care doctor, nurses, specialists, and a geriatric support coordinator, who are part of a senior care organization. For more information about SCO, visit massresources.org.
The PACE model of care is a national insurance program funded jointly by Medicare and Medicaid. PACE provides and coordinates all needed preventive, primary, acute and long term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community. The PACE model is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.
Although all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about seven percent of PACE participants reside in a nursing home nationally. If a PACE enrollee does need nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate his or her care.
For more information, visit massresources.org.
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