The Lighthouse Program

Is designed to assist those seniors who have functional needs in their homes. Eligibility for the program is determined by a functional assessment by the agency’s registered nurse (RN). Direct care workers provide personal assistance, stand-by assistance, supervision, or cues for persons having difficulties with activities of daily living in the following areas: bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, walking, transferring, and toileting. Care is provided in the service recipient’s residence. Lighthouse is considered a program of last resort for those who do not qualify for traditional Medicaid and/or the cost of private pay care would cause a significant financial hardship. Payment is determined on a state cost share schedule, based on the income of the service recipient or service recipient and spouse when the individual in need is married.