What is Family Care?
Family Care is a publicly funded program that helps frail seniors and adults with disabilities manage their home and community-based long-term care services.
Members are part of a care team that includes the member, a nurse, and a care manager. Family members or others in the member's support network may also be a part of the team.
- Care teams discuss your goals, assess your abilities and needs and name your long-term care outcomes
- The team creates a plan just for you that supports your long-term care outcomes that help you become as healthy and independent as possible
- The plan includes items in the Family care benefit plan plus other natural supports that will help you achieve your outcomes
- Teams use the Resource Allocation Decision (RAD) process which looks at the most effective, yet cost-effective services, supports and community resources to support you
- Here are a few examples of services that may be included in the plan, based on your long-term care outcomes:
- Personal care
- Home health services
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Skill training
- Therapy services
- Coordination of other Medicaid or Medicare services
- Members access these services through Care Wisconsin's local provider network
- Members own natural and community supports, such as family, friends, neighbors and others are also an important part of the care plan
- The care manager and registered nurse stay in contact with you to ensure all parts of the care plan are working and make changes if needed
You may also choose to self-direct some or all of your long-term care services. If you choose this option, you develop a plan to meet your outcomes using people and service providers of your choice. Members can self-direct as much or as little of their care as they like. Learn more about self-directed care.
CWWEB_08-19-13A DHS Approved 9/17/2013
Last Updated 9/17/2013