I need someone to come help my mother a few times a week at home when I cannot be there. Do I need a care coordinator?

No. You just need to talk to someone at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska, they can help set you up with the services you are looking for. If your mother needs to move to an assisted living home or needs more than what In-Home services can offer, then it may be time to talk to a care coordinator as this process can get more complicated.

I think I need a care coordinator so how does this process work?

If after a consultation it is decided that you or your loved one could benefit from these services, a care coordinator will be assigned to you. They will assess your situation and make recommendations based on that assessment. A plan of care will be developed and the care coordinator will work with you and/or your family to ensure your loved one is getting the best care possible. Your care coordinator will then continue to monitor the progress of these services and your loved one’s needs.

I want to access the Home and Community Base Services Waiver (formerly known as CHOICE Medicaid Waiver program) do I need a care coordinator?

Yes. There are certain criteria you must meet to qualify for this program and the state requires you use a care coordinator to apply. Contact your local office for details.