The Aging Office of Western Nebraska is committed to “helping older Nebraskans find the right care at the
right time”. For individuals who are considering admission to a nursing home, community based services
may be an option so they may continue to stay at home. Medicaid allows for persons who are aged 65
and older and meet certain eligibility criteria to have the choice of entering the facility or receiving
assistance in the home or another alternative to the nursing home. This assistance should not be confuse
with Medicare benefits.
• Aged sixty five (65) or older.
• Medicaid eligible
• Nursing Home level of care.
• Cost of alternative care cannot exceed what Medicaid would pay for nursing facility care.
An AOWN Case Coordinator will work in conjunction with the Nebraska Health and Human Services in the
eligibility determination. An assessment will be conducted to determine the appropriateness of this service
arrangement, and the older person will have the final determination of care.
For more information on this program, contact the
Care Management Supervisor by pressing the button
below. You can call or email us.
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