1) HOW DO I APPLY TO RECEIVE HOME CARE SERVICES FOR FREE?
In order to apply for Medicaid’s Long Term Care program in Colorado, you will need to apply with your Single-Entry-Point Agency to receive functional approval and file an application with the county where you live for financial approval. Sounds complicated? Do not worry! Just give us a call at 303 309 6202 and our intake team will help you with all of these applications, absolutely free of charge! And we will make sure that your applications are submitted right the first time! Alpine offers free application assistance to all potential clients. We will help you to apply for the Medicaid program, as well as for a variety of other programs, including disability, food stamps, financial assistance, housing assistance, HCBS, and more.
2) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET APPROVED FOR THE LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM?
Approval is typically received within 1-3 months. If you applied through Alpine, we will help you to speed up the process as much as possible, by diligently monitoring the progress of your applications, helping you to provide additional documents (if required) and following up with the respective case managers to keep the process running smoothly!
3) WHAT IF I NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY / BEFORE MY PROGRAM GETS APPROVED?
You can hire Alpine on a private pay basis starting right away. Alpine has very affordable private pay rates and can provide services in the manner and frequency you choose until your application is approved. Subsequently, all approved services will be covered by Medicaid and will be free of charge for you. Just call us at 303 309 6202 to find out more.
4) HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR THE LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM?
Just give a call at 303 309 6202 and we will do a brief phone interview / eligibility pre-screening for you.
5) DO YOU HAVE A PROGRAM FOR VETERANS THAT NEED HOMECARE SERVICES?
6) DO I HAVE TO VISIT YOUR OFFICE TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM?
No. Alpine has a highly efficient, multi-lingual intake team that can visit you at your home or at a clinic/hospital prior to your release back home. Equipped with portable scanners, they can scan the required documents on the spot in order to start the intake and application process right away. All we need to get started is your name and a phone number to reach you.
7) WHAT DO I DO IF I AM NOT FINANCIALLY ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM, BUT I STILL NEED HELP?
a) In this case, Alpine has very affordable private pay rates and we can start right away! During our intake process, we will determine the type of services and frequency that is right for you, so you only pay for the services you really need! Just call us at 303 309 6202 to find out more and get the process started.
b) Ask us about our respite program for family caregivers, which does not depend on family income or click here: Respite 8) FOR HOW MANY HOURS OF SERVICES I WILL BE APPROVED FOR?
That depends on the functional assessment that will be done as part of the approval process by your single entry point agency. Their case manager determines how many hours of care you will receive, depending on your particular situation. Alpine can only provide care for the exact amount of hours approved under the long term care program.
9) WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO PROVIDE IN ORDER TO APPLY?
A number of documents are required for the application process, including documents verifying your personal information/identification, as well as various documents dealing with proof of income and expenses. Our intake team can help you gather all of the required documents, scan them on the spot with our portable scanners and make sure that the documentation is complete. Just give us a call at 303 309 6202 and ask for our free application assistance.
10) CAN MY SPOUSE BE MY CARE GIVER FOR LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM?
No (except for the IHSS program). Medicaid rules prohibit in most cases a spouse from being reimbursed for the care provided to the other spouse. However, other relatives, such as a client’s siblings, parents or children can be selected as so-called Relative Personal Care Providers (RPCP). If you want your spouse to take care of you, please click here: IHSS program
11) HOW CAN MY RELATIVE APPLY TO TAKE CARE OF ME?
During the functional assessment performed as part of the approval process by your single entry point agency, you can indicate to the case manager that you would like a relative to work as your care giver. Once you are approved for the program, Alpine will provide training to your relative at our office and subsequently hire him as an employee to provide care for you. We can help you apply for Medicaid’s Long Term Care Program with your relative as a designated care giver. Just give us a call at 303 309 6202 to get going!
12) HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOU ATTRACT AND KEEP ONLY THE BEST CARE GIVERS?