Long-Term Care Services
SoonerCare’s Long-term Care Services (LTCS) division is charged with developing, operating and administering new program initiatives for SoonerCare members to receive quality long-term health care. Additionally, LTCS is charged with developing collaboration among state and private agencies, community organizations, and stakeholders in creating a system of health care, long-term care support and home and community-based services support that meets the needs of every Oklahoma citizen.
Long-Term Care Waiver Operations
- Oklahoma Living Choice Project/Money Follows the Person – The Oklahoma Living Choice Project promotes community living for people of all ages who have disabilities or long-term illnesses. The project gives Oklahomans more options for managing their health care needs and adding more balance to the state’s long-term care system. www.oklivingchoice.org
- Home and Community-Based Services – SoonerCare operates eight programs to provide home and community care as a cost-effective alternative to institutionalization. These are known as "waiver" programs because standard program requirements are waived to allow the program to operate. The waiver programs provide some services that otherwise are not covered under SoonerCare.
- Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - A unique, capitated, one-stop, home and community based program that provides an array of necessary medical and social services for the frail and elderly within the home or at the Cherokee Elder Care Center in Tahlequah.
Long-Term Care Quality Initiatives
Level of Care Evaluation
- TEFRA – An in-home benefit for children with physical or mental disabilities as an alternative to institutional care.
- PASRR – A process designed to ensure that people applying to reside in nursing facilities who are also affected by mental illness and/or developmental disability receive federally required evaluations.
- Disability/Incapacity Determination - Determines and serves disability and incapacity for the citizens and immigrants of Oklahoma who will be substantially unable to perform their normal daily functions for 30 days or more due to a physical or mental incapacity.
There are income and asset limits to eligibility for long-term care services. OLL pays for care for those with middle incomes only after they have exhausted their own financial resources. You may visit or call your local county office of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to apply. See also Applying for Long-Term Care.