By now you are likely aware of the changes to the Kansas Medicaid System (called KanCare). You should have received a letter informing you of 3 new managed care organizations (MCOs) that will oversee your Medicaid benefits. However, did you know that there is a fourth option available to qualified Medicaid recipients age 55 and older?
Via Christi HOPE is a local, comprehensive program of healthcare and support services that has been coordinating and providing medical care for Sedgwick County seniors since 2002. Via Christi HOPE is based on the growing, national model of care called Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The goal of PACE is for you to enjoy the quality of life you desire while supporting your needs and safety in the place you call home. PACE focuses on helping you remain healthy and safely in the community as long as possible.
When you receive services from Via Christi HOPE, you will work with a local team of healthcare providers that strives to know you on a personal level, working with you to create an individualized care plan based on your lifestyle and goals. Their team includes medical, nursing, social work, therapy and other professionals who work together at their center to promote quality services, effective care and provide ongoing support for you.
The Via Christi HOPE Adult Day Health Center is the hub for most services. Some services — such as primary medical care, lab tests, therapy, social activities and more — will take place on-site. Others — such as transportation, in-home services, specialty care and more — may be provided outside of the center, but are still coordinated by your care team through the day center.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Primary and Specialist Medical Care
- Medication coverage
- Home Care
- Medical Transportation
- Adult Day Health Center
- Rehabilitative Therapies
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Dietary Services
- Social Services
- Hospital Stays and Emergency Services
- Assisted living and/or nursing home care
As you consider which plan may be right for you, we want to provide you with information on all of your options, allowing you to make an informed decision. Via Christi HOPE is a voluntary program, and once enrolled, you may choose to disenroll at any time. If you are interested in seeing if PACE may be the right choice for you, please contact Via Christi HOPE at 316.858.1111. Consultations may be conducted in your home or at their center.