Assisted Living Waiver
Del Monte Stockton is dedicated to the population who otherwise would not be able to afford Assisted Living.
This is possible because of the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW).
What is the ALW?
The ALW was created to help seniors with disabilities, health-related services, and/or low incomes access affordable housing in an Assisted Living environment, which in turn helps those who would otherwise be institutionalized to live in a more comfortable community environment and have a better quality of life.
Who qualifies for the ALW?
- Age 21 or older;
- Have full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility with zero share of cost;
- Income below $2,000/month
- Have care needs equal to those of Medi-Cal-funded residents living and receiving care in Nursing Facilities;
- Willing to live in an assisted living setting as an alternative to a Nursing Facility;
- Able to reside safely in an assisted living facility or public subsidized housing;
If the individual is on Medical and admitted to the hospital or a SNF, they should be referred to a Care Coordination Agency (CCA) who will then assess them for placement If the individual is on Medical and living at home, they should contact a CCA and fill out a waitlist request form.
If the individual is on Medical and admitted to the hospital or a SNF, they should be referred to a Care Coordination Agency (CCA) who will then assess them for placement If the individual is on Medical and living at home, they should contact a CCA and fill out a waitlist request form
Although a majority of the cost of living is covered by the ALW, this program only covers the cost of care. Individuals are still responsible for paying for room and board
If an individual is admitted to a SNF or the hospital, the admittance process can be as quick as 48 hours. However, since the goal of the ALW is to facilitate the transition from a skilled nursing to an assisted living environment, applicants who are currently living at home can experience waitlist times of up to 24 months.
The ALW is not available everywhere. It is currently enacted in 15 counties state-wide. However, the ALW is transferable from county to county. In other words, if you live in a county where the ALW is not available, but you are willing to move to a county where it is, you can still apply for the ALW. The where the ALW is enacted are Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernadino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma County.
What makes me eligible for Medi-Cal?
You can qualify for medical if your annual income is less than $17,609 (or $1,467/month) You can also get Medi-Cal if you are:
- 65 or older
- Under 21
- In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
- On refugee status for a limited time, depending how long you have been in the United States
- A parent or caretaker relative of an age eligible child
- Have been screened for breast and/or cervical cancer