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Federal Funding Assists Seniors To Live At Home

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West Virginia’s Take Me Home Medicaid Transition Program will receive nearly $6 million in funding from the federal government.

The program looks for residents of long-term care facilities who wish to return to their own homes and apartments and provides them with the support and services they need to move home, and back into their communities.

The program is supported by West Virginia’s Money Follows the Person, or MFP grant, through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

The funding was announced in a press release from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office.

“The Take Me Home transition program allows many West Virginians with long-term health care needs to decide for themselves where the best setting is to receive the services they need,” Capito said. “For many, that is their own homes and communities. This grant will give West Virginia the needed support and flexibility to help improve the quality of health care and help drive down costs for West Virginia’s residents currently living in long-term care. As the Ranking Member of the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, I will keep fighting for the resources that help deliver the best standard of care possible for West Virginians.”