NURSING FACILITY TRANSITION SERVICES

WHAT ARE NURSING FACILITY TRANSITION (NFT) SERVICES?

Reliance is here to help you understand your choices when considering a move from a long-term care facility to a private or community-based residence.

WHERE ARE NURSING FACILITY TRANSITION SERVICES OFFERED?

Reliance, through the MI Choice Waiver program assists qualified people living in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa Counties.

HOW DO I ENROLL?

Call Reliance and tell us you are interested in the Nursing Facility Transition (NFT) program. When you call, we will ask you several questions. This is done to help determine if you qualify for a program. We will assist you in finding resources for help.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

When you contact Reliance, you will be asked questions and an initial interview may be scheduled. The initial interview will provide you a detailed explanation of the NFT Program. It is important for you, the individual, to be involved in developing a plan centered on your needs and choices. If necessary, housing assistance can be provided to locate affordable housing. For those returning to their home, Reliance will provide an assessment of the residence and recommend accommodations to ensure a successful transition. We will help identify programs and service needed to live independently in the community.

HOW WE HELP

Reliance helps coordinate the process of moving a current nursing home resident to a community-based residence and then coordinates the long-term care services they require.

We will assist you in identifying programs and services needed to live independently in the community, such as:

  • Adult Home Help
  • Millage & Care Management Services
  • MI Choice Medicaid Waiver
  • P.A.C.E programs

The transition may take some time in order to ensure a safe and successful return to the community. You may stop the transition process at any time and remain living in the nursing facility.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

In order to qualify, the person must:

  • Be a current nursing home resident
  • Qualify and be on Medicaid
  • Wish to return to your own home or another option available in the community

Funding for this service is provided by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

HOW DO I MAKE A REFERRAL?

A referral can be made by the person seeking a transition or any concerned individual. Please contact Reliance.