Five County Area Agency on Aging

Five County Association of Governments/Area Agency on Aging

Five County Area Agency on Aging

Five County Association of Governments

Part of the Five County Association of Governments

Five County Area Agency on Aging

Purpose

The New Choices Waiver helps eligible individuals to move out of nursing facility settings.  Services are designed to help people transition out of a nursing facility and re-establish themselves back in the community. 

Five County Association of Governments (Area Agency on Aging) provides for the Case Management.  Utah Department of Health, Long Term Care Bureau administers the program Statewide. 

Program Eligibility:

· Must be 21 years plus 1 month old;

· The primary condition must not be attributable to a mental illness;

· The individual does not meet ‘Intensive Skilled’ level of care criteria; and

· The individual does not meet level of care criteria for an intermediate care facility for people with mental retardation (ICF/MR)

In addition, eligible individuals must be:

· Receiving Medicaid reimbursed nursing facility care on an extended stay basis of 90 days or more; or

· Currently receiving Medicare reimbursed care in a licensed Utah medical institution (that is not an Institution for Mental Disease), on an extended stay of at least 30 days, and will discharge to a Medicaid certified nursing facility for an extended stay of at least 60 days; or

· Receiving Medicaid reimbursed services through another of Utah's 1915c waivers and have been identified as in need of immediate or impending nursing facility care. 

Waiver Services:

 Individuals can use only those services they are assessed as needing. 

· Adult Day Care-

· Adult Residential Services

· Assistive Technology Devices

· Attendant Care

· Caregiver Training

· Case Management

· Chore Services

· Consumer Preparation Services

· Emergency Response Systems

· Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

· Financial Management Services

· Habilitation Services

· Home Delivered Meals

· Homemaker Services

· Institutional Transition Services

· Medication Assistance Services

· Non-medical Transportation

· Personal Budget Assistance

· Respite Care

· Specialized Behavioral Health Services

· Specialized Medical Equipment

· Supportive Maintenance

Referral Process: 

To make a referral for for questions regarding eligibility and services you can contact the Long Term Care Bureau through the Utah Department of Health.

Contact Information:
                 Kathleen Bowman                 801-538-6497

                 Vicki Ruesch                           801-538-6148

                 UDOH Long Term Care Bureau

                 P.O. Box 143101

                 288 North 1460 West

                 SLC, UT 84114-3101

                 Fax: 801-323-1586

                 newchoiceswaiver@utah.gov

Text Box: New Choices Waiver

Five County Area Agency on Aging

Five County Association of Governments