Wisconsin, Medicaid-eligible persons at a nursing home level of care are
entitled to nursing home services. The Medicaid Home and Community-Based
Waiver programs, which provide long-term care to people in their own homes
or other non-institutional settings, has limited funding and is not an
entitlement. For many people this has meant that the only viable option
for needed long-term care services was to enter a nursing home.
Wisconsin began Family Care as a new way to provide health and
long-term care services. Family Care builds on the
principles of respect and consumer choice present in the Home and
Community-Based Waiver programs, but makes those services an entitlement,
just as nursing home services are an entitlement. This means that people
who need long-term care services can choose where they live while
receiving those services, and have timely access to both community-based
and institutional services.
January 30, 2014
What is Family Care?
Who does Family Care
Aging and Disability
Where in Wisconsin
can you find Family
How do you apply?
Why Family Care?
Being a Full Partner
in Family Care