Medicaid for Community Alternatives Program

Medicaid for Community Alternatives Program (CAP) provides an alternative to nursing home placement by allowing individuals to remain in their home with support services. The program does not provide 24-hour support but works in conjunction with existing caretaker support. Unlike other Medicaid programs, CAP considers the income of only the person who is receiving services.

The services are intended for situations where no household member, relative, caregiver, landlord, community, agency, volunteer agency or third party payer is able or willing to meet all medical, psychosocial and functional needs of the beneficiary.

Services that may be provided include:

  • Personal care aide
  • Home accessibility and adaptation
  • Meal preparation and delivery
  • Institutional respite services
  • Personal Emergency Response Services
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Participant goods and services
  • Community transition services
  • Training, education and consultative services
  • Assistive technology
  • Case management
  • Care advisor (CAP/Choice only)
  • Personal assistant (CAP/Choice only)
  • Financial management services (CAP/Choice only)