HCAOA has received member inquiries regarding CMS’ GUIDE initiative to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Home care organizations currently providing care to people with dementia have expressed an interest in participating in the CMS GUIDE Model, which will offer a standard approach to care, including 24/7 access to a support line, as well as caregiver training, education, and support services. This standard approach will allow people living with dementia to remain safely in their homes for longer by preventing or delaying nursing home placement and improving the quality of life for both people living with dementia and their unpaid caregivers.
While this program is focused on traditional Medicare beneficiaries, not those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan and Medicare providers, home care agencies may want to consider partnering with Medicare providers to provide respite care and other services under the GUIDE model.
For more information on the program and to submit a Letter of Interest, click here.