What is MFP? (855-266-4283)
Money Follows the Person (MFP) allows people in nursing homes or other long-term care institutions who are elderly or have physical or developmental disabilities to move out and receive services and supports to live in their own homes and communities. Money follows the individual by allowing the state to pay for long-term care in a home and community-based setting rather than an institutional setting by providing in-home services and supports.
Who can benefit from MFP?
Georgia plans to help 1558 people transition from institutions through June 30, 2016. In order to be eligible for MFP, you must:
- Live in a nursing home or other institution for at least three (3) months (with some exceptions), receiving long-term care
- Be a Medicaid recipient
- Meet institutional level of care
What MFP services are available?
- Peer Community Support
- Security Rent Deposits
- Utility Deposits
- Vehicle Adaptations
- Trial Visits to the Community
- Transition Supports
- Caregivers Training
- Ombudsman Visits
- Equipment & Supplies
- Household Goods & Furnishings
- Moving Expenses
- Skilled Out-of-Home Respite
- Environmental Modifications
Who do I contact?
If you wish to participate in MFP (or refer a friend or family member to the program),
Call us at 855-266-4283 and ask for a transition counselor.