Community Alternatives Program
The Community Alternatives Program (CAP) helps Randolph County residents make an informed choice between in-home care and institutional care. CAP is not a program that assumes total home care, but assists the clients and their families so they may continue to live in their home and maintain some independence.
How do CAP services work?
- A doctor must recommend that the client needs skilled or intermediate institutional or nursing home care.
- A social worker and registered nurse make home visits to determine needs.
- A plan of care is developed by a social worker, registered nurse and the referring doctor in collaboration with the client.
- A CAP case manager arranges for services in the home through client selection of local community service providers.
Services may include:
- Case management
- In-home aides
- Medical equipment/supplies
- Waiver supplies
- CAP clients must meet Medicaid eligibility requirements. Contact your local Department of Social Services for CAP-Medicaid eligibility information.
- CAP is intended for elderly and/or disabled Medicaid residents of Randolph County who may be facing institutional or nursing home placement at the skilled or intermediate care level. They must be in need of medical attention and/or support services.
- Caregiver support must be sufficient to maintain the client's health, safety and well-being in the home.
- CAP-Disabled Adults (CAP-DA) for elderly or disabled adults
- CAP-Children (CAP-C) for disabled children 18 and younger
- CAP-AIDS for persons diagnosed with AIDS