CiminoCare believes this will be one of the key solutions to providing cost-effective, long-term care in the years to come
Citrus Heights, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2011
CiminoCare, with facilities in the Sacramento and San Mateo counties, is now a part of the Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver Program. CiminoCare’s River Fountains of Lodi Assisted Living Facility, along Turner Road in Lodi, has been receiving residents for the past five months following the program’s launch by the state and the approval of CiminoCare’s application in the spring of this year.
“CiminoCare believes this will be one of the key solutions to providing cost-effective, long-term care in the years to come,” says Mark J. Cimino, CEO.
CiminoCare’s inclusion in Medi-Cal’s assisted living program is a significant step toward the economizing efforts of California in caring for its seniors without sacrificing the quality that residents deserve. Before, the only option for long term care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries was to settle in skilled nursing facilities, yet it has been found that a substantial number of these residents could actually reside in assisted living facilities instead, where they would get the same quality of care but in a more home-like atmosphere at a lower cost.
California is now among more than 30 states in the country that have allowed federal Medicade (Medi-Cal in California) to channel part of its budget to assisted living. A growing number of counties within the state have already been approved for Medi-Cal’s new program, such as Sacramento, San Joaquin, Los Angeles, Sonoma, Fresno, San Bernardino, and Riverside. Under this program, assisted living facilities in California will be paid the Supplemental Security Income from the resident but will charge the remainder of the bill to Medi-Cal.
For more information on the Sacramento/San Mateo independent senior living program and on Medi-Cal’s Assisted Living Waiver Program and how CiminoCare can help long term care recipients with its own assisted living service, feel free to contact Mary Ann Shin at 916-473-2221, or by visiting either their website at http://www.ciminocare.com or their office located at 7501 Sunrise Blvd. in Citrus Heights.
CiminoCare has been caring for the aging population of North California for more than two decades, and the Cimino family has done so with the utmost compassion, respect, and dignity that has been paid to their own family elders. This solicitude finds its roots in the family’s Italian tradition, and has manifested itself in CiminoCare’s highly regarded nurturing services in assisted living, residential care, independent senior living, and memory care.