Money Follows the Person (MFP) a program focused on assisting states in their efforts to rebalance long-term care services, decreasing their reliance on institutional care and creating community-based long-term care opportunities to enable the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate in their communities.
On September 1, 2008 the state of Georgia received a MFP grant and now offers MFP through the Georgia Department of Community Health. Georgia’s MFP program seeks to transition 1558 individuals from institutional setting to the community.
MFP provides the option for someone using Medicaid who is living in a nursing home today but could live at home with help. The program offers a variety services to help each person successfully transition to a home or community setting such as moving help, home and vehicle modifications, homemaker services including light housekeeping and more.
To learn more about Georgia’s Money Follows the Person program, click here.
Read today’s story on Georgia’s Money Follows the Program in the Times-Herald here.