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Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
Planning for the future can be confusing, but it does not have to be scary. There are options available for long term services and support. Whether you are looking ahead for yourself, or making decisions for a loved one, there are resources that can help you learn about the options.
What are Long Term Care Facilities?
Long term care facilities are often live-in facilities that offer services and support to help people meet their health and personal care needs. They can include:
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Hospice Care
Choosing a facility type can be based on an individual’s age, care needs, or other factors.
There are also programs for people who prefer to live at home. Some examples are:
- Home Care Agencies
- Home Health Care Agencies
- Adult Day Services Programs
- Hospice Care
Learn more about the different care options and facility types HERE.
Individuals with Medicare & Medi-Cal
In some cases, Medicare and Medi-Cal can help pay for long term care services. However, coverage can vary. It is important to know what services are covered, how long you can receive benefits, whether you qualify for benefits, and how much you have to pay in out-of-pocket costs.
We encourage our patients to learn more about their options before they need to make decisions. Having time to plan and consider can make the choices less stressful. Learn more HERE.
Medicare counseling is also available through the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, or HICAP. The program provides free, confidential one-on-one counseling, education, and assistance to individuals and their families. It covers:
- Medicare sign-up and information
- Long-Term Care insurance
- Other health insurance related issues
- Long-Term Care needs
- Some legal assistance or legal referrals
HICAP counselors are trained in both Medi-Cal and Medicare.
Some services are run by the state, but many in-home or community-based services are through each county.
Learn more about services in Placer County HERE.
Learn more about services in Nevada County HERE.
The Chapa-De Care Coordination Team is also available to connect patients with resources and support. Please understand that we cannot directly place patients in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. We do offer information and connections to agencies who can help.
For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
PASSIONATE PEOPLE. COMPASSIONATE CARE.
Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.
Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members