You have the right to learn if you can live in the community and get the services and supports you need.

The nursing home staff is REQUIRED to ask you questions about your care. One question they will ask is “Do you want to talk to someone about the possibility of returning to the community?” Saying “yes” tells the staff you want more information. It doesn’t mean you have to leave the nursing home. The staff will regularly ask this question, since your needs and the services available in the community may change over time.

What will happen if you ask to speak with someone about returning to the community?

  1. The nursing home staff will call a local agency for community living, like your local CIL.
  2. The local agency will call or visit you to learn what services and supports you need. Then they will look into your housing options and/or home modification needs.
    Available services such as help with medical or personal care.
    Programs that may help pay for these services like Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance.
    3.  If the services and supports you need are available, YOU decide whether or not to start the play to leave the nursing home.
    4.  You can change your mind at any time.
    Idaho’s Home Choice and Home and Community Based Waivers gives adults who are elderly or disabled more choices to stay in their own homes. These can include personal assistant care, homemaker services, transportation, home modifications, home delivered meals, chore services, and companion services. Maybe there is some assistive technology that can help you maintain or improve your independence. We are here to help you live as independently as you want!

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