Home and Community-Based Services are for those individuals who are Elderly, Blind, or Disabled and Medicaid-qualified. This program is alternative care that is provided in the client’s home to prevent or postpone nursing home placement.
Services that can be provided by HCBS providers are; unskilled personal care, light duty homemaker services, respite care, electronic monitoring, and alternative care facilities.
A case manager will complete an assessment for functional needs to determine if and what HCBS services are appropriate and cost effective. We continue to monitor the client throughout the year and complete an annual re-assessment.
You, a family member, friend or interested person may make a referral to the program for those living in Bent or Kiowa County at Bent County Public Health, Single Entry Point.