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The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas is the initial starting point to join the waitlist for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long Term Care program (SMMCLTCP). This program includes not only nursing home services, but also provides care at home and in Assisted Living Facilities through a managed care system. The program is open to seniors and adults age 18+ who have a disability and are Florida residents.
If you are interested in inquiring about the program, these are the steps you will take:
Call the Helpline and discuss your situation with your Helpline representative. If appropriate, the representative will then have an Intake team member contact you to screen you for long-term care services. Once you are screened, an Agency team member will explain how to access services, including Medicaid long term care services. You may be placed on waitlists for any eligible services that do not currently have any available funding/open slots.
If and when funding & space is sufficient to allow a person to enter the SMMCLTCP program, the ADRC staff will contact you to explain the enrollment process and guide you through the steps that must be taken to determine financial and medical eligibility.
Once you are determined to be eligible, the Agency for Health Care Administration will send you a welcoming packet about contacting the Enrollment Broker and choosing one of the Managed Care Organizations.