Why Seniors are Moving from Institution Back Home

MFP (Money Follows the Person) is allowing seniors to transition out of institutions and back to their communities.
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Oct. 10, 2011 - PRLog -- The Society of Certified Senior Advisors has released an article that discusses a program called “Money Follows the Person” (MFP) that is allowing seniors to move from the institution back home. The MFP was designed to assist states in rebalancing their long-term care systems and help Medicaid enrollee’s transition out of intuitions and back to their communities. Since the program started in 2008, an increasing number of states have made it a reality for seniors and others with disabilities to move back home through the MFP program which establishes a strong foundation of person-centered, consumer directed and community based services.

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“More recently, with the passing of the Affordable Care Act in March of 2010, the MFP received a boost in funding and a time extension through September 30, 2016. Additionally, the MFP program expanded the eligibility requirements to include anyone who is in an institution for more than 90 consecutive days. The old restriction was anyone who had been institutionalized for six months to two years. The longer an individual has been institutionalized the more likely they are to have relinquished a community residence and it is often more challenging for them to again establish a community residence. Individuals who have been institutionalized for a shorter period of time may still have a home to which they still have access.”

“Each year, the numbers of participants transitioning increases as solutions to barriers are identified and significant technical assistance helps states meet transition goals. As of December 2010, almost 12,000 individuals returned to the community as a result of these demonstration programs, with a reinstitutionalization rate of only about 3–4 percent.”

This press release contains only small excerpts from its original source. To read the full length of, Why Seniors are Moving from Institution Back Home, visit our Caring for Seniors Library at http://www.csa.us/CaringForSeniorsLibrary.aspx

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA), provides free resources and tools for our members as an ongoing commitment that we have in helping professionals to understand the complex and dynamic lives of modern senior citizens.

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