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Let our elder law attorneys help to ensure you receive the maximum ALTCS benefits available, while preserving as many of your assets as possible.

79% of ALTCS applicants were denied eligibility for long-term care coverage. Although this denial rate is disturbingly high, individuals might overcome eligibility issues by making simple reparations.

At JacksonWhite, you will find a team of Elder Law attorneys, social workers, and benefit processors who work together to help you or your loved ones qualify for long-term care financing in Arizona.

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ALTCS Defined
Learn the basics about Arizona’s long-term care program.

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ALTCS Eligibility

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Learn how to meet the medical and financial requirements of ALTCS.

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Common Questions
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ALTCS Resources

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Download our free ALTCS guide and other resources.

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Arizona Long-Term Care (ALTCS)

What is ALTCS?

Arizona Long-Term Care System, or ALTCS, is a branch of Arizona’s Medicaid program that covers long-term health care for qualifying individuals. Despite the similarity in titles, Medicaid is very different from Medicare, and the two should not be confused. Above all else, ALTCS differs from Medicare because it is needs based, meaning that only those who meet strict eligibility requirements qualify for the benefit.

The ALTCS benefit is unique to Arizona, and is based on a managed care concept that enables the state to pay for a variety of services. In addition to helping with skilled nursing and nursing home costs, ALTCS covers certain in-home services as well. These home and community services are expensive for the state to provide and are oftentimes preferable to individuals as well. As such, it is often in everyone’s best interest to give ALTCS members in-home care for as long as possible.

What does ALTCS cover?

Benefits which may be available through ALTCS include:

    • Full Coverage of Acute Care Services: This includes doctors, hospitalization, reduced prescription costs, lab work, x-rays, tests, and specialist treatments.
    • Alternative Facility Care: This includes care provided in a licensed nursing facility, residential care facility, rehabilitation care facility, assisted living center, or group home.
    • Home and Community Based Services: This includes home day care, personal and respite care, medical transportation, mental health services, homemaker services, attendant care, and home health aides.
    • Services for Developmentally Disabled Adults and children: This benefit includes specialized care for developmentally disabled adults and children.

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Estate Planning and Long-Term Care

Planning for long-term care is an essential component of estate planning. The cost of elder care can be substantial, resulting in financial, emotional and physical hardships. According to a 2019 ...

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