Frail and disabled older Floridians and the families and front-line workers that care for them are all experiencing unprecedented challenges.
States have a window of opportunity during the COVID-19 crisis to request additional federal funding and flexibility for home and community based services (also referred to as HCBS) for this population. HCBS includes services such as home health care, skilled nursing, personal care assistance needed for those seniors who are so frail and disabled that they are at risk of being institutionalized.
Your feedback will inform potential action in Florida to help older adults who need home health services in order to live safely at home and avoid being in a nursing home or hospital.
Click here for additional background regarding this opportunity, referred to as Appendix K.
Depending on whether you are with an organization or responding as an in individual please share your input in the link below that applies to you:
I represent or I work with:
Again, your feedback will help inform potential action that could result in increased resources for older adults needing home healthcare. Questionnaire responses will be shared with stakeholders, Medicaid officials and elected officials.
Thank you for your input.
Click Here for Questionnaire Responses as of August 18, 2020
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