Community Alternatives Program

Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults is a Medicaid-funded, community-based long term care program targeted at people 21 years old or older who meet nursing home level of care and require nursing home level services to be safe, but also choose to remain in their own homes or private living environments in lieu of placement.  It supplements the care already provided by family and community informal supports rather than replacing it.
CAP DA provides Case Management, Coordinates Waiver Services (CNA, LifeLine, Home Mobility Aids, Incontinence Supplies, Nutritional Supplements), aids in obtaining durable medical equipment, makes referrals for home modifications or other services that would enhance an individual's care at home.  The program also monitors the services to ensure they are provided appropriately.
Options under CAP-DA are:

  • Traditional CAP-DA--The Case Manager plans care with client and family and coordinates services the client will need to be safe at home.
  • CAP-Choice--The client plans his/her own care with guidance from the Care Coordinator and coordinates his/her own services, manages his/her Medicaid Budget and hires, supervises his/her own CNA or IHA.
  • Community Transition and Money Follows the Person--Both are programs that are targeted at residents of Nursing Homes who wish to return to a private living environment instead of remaining in Long Term Care.