The CCC+ Waiver program pays for several services that can be helpful for seniors in need of long-term care and their families. Through the program, you can find help with personal care, assistive technology and private nursing services. As part of the intake process, you are assigned a care coordinator who can help devise a care plan and assist with facility placement. Your care coordinator can also answer questions about health services and help you find resources available for transportation and other social services.
Seniors aged 65 and over in Virginia may be eligible for CCC+ if they receive Medicaid benefits, need nursing home-level care and meet the program’s income and asset limits. You can apply for this program by calling the CCC+ helpline at 844-374-9159. In-person applications are available through your local Department of Social Services.
Auxiliary Grant Program
Virginia offers a cash benefit for seniors with serious financial need. The Auxiliary Grant Program is open to Virginia seniors who qualify for SSI, and it pays participating long-term care facilities a monthly cash grant to help pay for seniors’ care. Covered costs include room and board, medication assistance and other memory care-specific expenses.
To enroll in the Auxiliary Grant Program, a beneficiary must be over 65, a Virginia resident for at least 90 days prior to the date of application and a full-time resident of a participating assisted living facility, which may include a community that offers memory care. Applicants must also meet the financial criteria to receive SSI.
Seniors or their medical decision-makers can apply for help from the grant program at a local Department of Social Services. If the senior has already moved into long-term care, applications should be submitted in the city or county where they lived immediately before moving.