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    California caregivers

    My family and I are considering moving to California from Arizona. Here in Arizona I use access which provides me with caregivers and covers like co-pays. What would I use in California to do that?
    C-5/6, 7-9-2000
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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    The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency. California has Medi-Cal, which is the state's Medicaid program. The caregiver program is called IHSS (In Home Supportive Services) and is run by the individual counties, so there is some difference in how the program is run from location to location in CA. Where in CA are you considering moving?

    Here is some general information about IHSS. Note that a social worker (not a nurse) must do an assessment of you in your home to determine if you actually qualify for help, and if so, how much. You must already be on Med-Cal to apply for IHSS.

    http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1296.htm

    Here is some information on Medi-Cal. Currently you must apply through the Covered California (ObamaCare) website, and you must be a resident of the state before you can apply: http://www.coveredca.com/medi-cal/

    Here is information about Medicare recipients (I assume this includes you) and getting Medi-Cal as well: http://www.coveredca.com/individuals...s-on-medicare/

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency. California has Medi-Cal, which is the state's Medicaid program. The caregiver program is called IHSS (In Home Supportive Services) and is run by the individual counties, so there is some difference in how the program is run from location to location in CA. Where in CA are you considering moving?

    Here is some general information about IHSS. Note that a social worker (not a nurse) must do an assessment of you in your home to determine if you actually qualify for help, and if so, how much. You must already be on Med-Cal to apply for IHSS.

    http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1296.htm

    Here is some information on Medi-Cal. Currently you must apply through the Covered California (ObamaCare) website, and you must be a resident of the state before you can apply: http://www.coveredca.com/medi-cal/

    Here is information about Medicare recipients (I assume this includes you) and getting Medi-Cal as well: http://www.coveredca.com/individuals...s-on-medicare/

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    Medicare providing long term homecare? No Way????
    Not even in Bernie-care!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim C. View Post
    Medicare providing long term homecare? No Way????
    Not even in Bernie-care!
    Where do you see that I said Medicare provides long term homecare? That certainly is not the case for the vast majority of people who have SCI with the care needs they have. We were talking about Medi-caid above.

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    Thanks. I'm looking to move to Northern California coldly somewhere near San Jose. It would be with family and I would kind of have to go, maybe.. I'm all hooked up. Phoenix with several doctors to handle my spinal board injury, epilepsy and pain along with being friends with the recreational rehab lady over at Barrows Neurological Institute rehab so she help get me to places with some discounts considering she knows what I have to go through. I live in Peoria which is 25 miles away from the Arizona spinal cord injury Association and a gym and recreational center called ability360. They handle all the sporting events and,, well,, just about anything related to spinal cord injury, even emotional problems. I would hate to lose all of these hookups I have. It's been great and fun doing stuff.
    C-5/6, 7-9-2000
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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    Rybread, if you end up moving to San Jose you'll be pretty close to Santa Clara valley medical center. Which is a spinal cord hospital in the bay area and should have plenty of resources for you to utilize. That's my thought anyhow I haven't been there in 31 years lol plus Stanford hospital is in the area. It would definitely suck having to get new doctors and I'm not familiar with the quality of care givers in the area but like most places you probably have your good and bad. Another big change will be the weather may be for the better or the worse depending on what you prefer :-) I wish you luck and hope you have a smooth transition if you take it.
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