Definitions

What is considered INCOME?
Income is money received from Social Security, pensions, annuities, interest, wages and other sources...

What is considered a resource or asset?
A resource or asset is money in the bank, credit union, money market, life insurance, etc...
It is what one would consider "means".

What is share of cost or room & board?
These are terms used by ALTCS to describe the payment to or for care when residing in a ALTCS approved community such as group home, assisted living home, memory care or skilled nursing home.

What are ADLs?
Activities of Daily Living are assessed by ALTCS to determine if an applicant qualifies for assistance. They are bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, mobility and transferring. There are other factors involved as well.

What is a Program Contractor?
ALTCS is a contracted managed care organization. ALTCS provides long term and acute care, behavioral health and case management services to eligible customers who are determined to be at risk of institutional level of care.  There are three (3) program contractors that the recipient will choose be enrolled with to provide care:

www.bannerufc.com 
www.mercycareplan.com
www.uhccommunityplan.com
   






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