Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long Term Care Program
The Aging and Disability Resource Center at the Area Agency on Aging provides information on community resources and access to certain government programs.
One of the programs is a Medicaid program that provides long-term care for seniors and adults age 18 and over who have a disability. The Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program (SMMCLTCP) includes not only nursing home services, but also provides care at home and in Assisted Living Facilities through a managed care system.
When individuals contact the ADRC, a representative explains resources based on the person’s needs. If appropriate, the person will be contacted by Intake staff and will receive screening for long-term care services. If those services are not currently available, the person will be placed on a waiting list for all appropriate programs, including SMMCLTCP.
The waiting list for SMMCLTCP is a statewide waiting list. To be placed on the list, the person must be a Florida resident age 60 or over of a person with a disability age 18 or older.
If funding is sufficient to allow a person to enter the SMMCLTCP program, then the ADRC contacts them to explain the enrollment process and guides them through the steps that must be taken to determine financial and medical eligibility.
Once a person is determined to be eligible, the Agency for Health Care Administration will send a welcoming packet about contacting the Enrollment Broker and choosing one of the Managed Care Organizations.