Priority Life Care communities take pride in “lighting the way in affordable senior care.” Families and seniors will find there are many program options to help pay for senior care. These options vary by state but could include: paying privately, long-term care insurance, veterans’ benefits, veterans’ Aid and Attendance, a Medicaid waiver, Money Follows the Person, PACE, or other state-funded programs.
The first step in researching financial programs is to call the Priority Life Care location closest to you. We’ll help you find the affordable care resources that are available to you.Contact Us
Priority Life Care’s mission is to “compassionately light the way in senior care, with respect to independence and affordability.” We believe all seniors deserve quality care.
Seniors will find there are many affordable options to help pay for senior care. These options vary by state but could include: paying privately, long-term care insurance, veterans’ benefits, veterans’ Aid and Attendance, a Medicaid waiver, Money Follows the Person, PACE, or other state-funded programs, including managed care and the Optional State Supplementation Program (OSS).
The first step in researching financial programs is to call the Priority Life Care location closest to you. We’ll help you find affordable care resources that may be available to you.
All fees at the community are covered with private (resident or family) funds.
Program assistance that also qualifies as private pay includes:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income, and it provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
Long-term care insurance
Long-term care insurance covers the cost of long-term care in certain types of care facilities, depending upon the policy. In most cases, the family supplies the invoice to their long-term care insurance provider, receives a check and pays the community. It may also be possible and preferred for the community to work directly with the insurance provider to receive the check directly to ensure timely payment.
Veterans’ benefits – Aid and Attendance
United States veterans or the surviving spouse of a veteran may qualify for the Aid and Attendance Program and receive monthly benefits to help cover the costs of senior housing and care.
Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in an assisted living community. A veteran is eligible for up to $1,644 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,056 per month. Couples are eligible for up to $1,949 per month.
Payments are made to the resident and the resident pays the community.
Medicaid waiver / managed care
Many states provide a program for individuals who participate in the Medicaid program. Not all individuals on Medicaid meet waiver eligibility. The waiver is written to assist the elderly or disabled residents who need assisted living care. The program differs state to state and may be managed by health care insurance corporations.
Optional State Supplementation (OSS)
OSS is a state-funded program designed to help those who are eligible meet basic living needs not fully covered by the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provided in licensed Community Residential Care Facility. OSS is not a Medicaid program.
PACE is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility. PACE stands for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
Additional programs may be available in your local area. To better understand available resources, contact the Priority Life Care community closest to you here.