23 Dec Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)
The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) is within Arizona State Medicaid program known as Arizona Health Care System (AHCCCS). ALTCS is a good program for seniors needing government assistance. The program is for individuals who are 65 or older, blind, or disabled and need ongoing services at a nursing facility level of care. Additionally, many Arizona Long Term Care System participants live in their own homes or an assisted living facility and receive needed in-home services.
Our clients typically do not qualify for ALTCS because for single applicants, countable resources cannot be more than $2,000. And, non-countable assets such as a home are subject to estate recovery. The estate recovery reimburses the government for ALTCS expenses incurred. As you can image, most affluent seniors and their families do not find these terms attractive.
So, we were faced with the decision. Do we try to substantially grow our business by accepting Arizona Long Term Care System? Or, do we focus on provide the highest level of care? Could you imagine a high end resort attempting to manage a budget motel with the same team? This would lead to a lack of quality focus and the high end resort would ultimately suffer. Likewise, we do not want to jeopardize the quality of care for our clients. Some of our private pay clients were previously with companies accepting ALTCS. These clients now enjoy their improved level of care and special treatment from Adultcare Assistance Homecare.