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Understanding Medicaid Spend Down

January 11, 2017

In the process of spending down? Need home care services? Look no further than Compassionate Care at Home.

Compassionate Care at Home is a non-medical home care agency that provides services for both private pay and Medicaid home care clients. Compassionate Care has helped many families convert from private pay to Medicaid. We guarantee a seamless transition with uninterrupted care for your loved one.  

The spend down process can be impossibly difficult for families who decide to contract with an agency that has not been credentialed by the Department of Social Services. Those particular families will be required to switch to a home care agency that participates in the Medicaid waiver funded home care program, Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE). There are numerous complications for families who are forced to switch. For one, the transition will be disruptive to your loved one receiving care. The lack of continuity is often an unforeseen problem. The care will now be delivered from a range of unfamiliar caregivers which is an issue for the elderly who may have short-term memory impairment. Naturally, your loved one develops an emotional bond with the caregiver that has been providing services. The bond is broken when families must switch agencies.

Compassionate Care at Home encourages all prospective home care clients to choose an agency that participates in the spend down program. Compassionate Care is proud to announce that it has been approved by the Department of Social Services as a member of the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders. The spend down process is complicated but CCAH is available to help! Remember, Compassionate Care at Home works with families to create a seamless transition from private pay to Medicaid. Call 203-433-4325 for a more detailed understanding of services!


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