The overall goal of the program is to improve access to, and the availability of, appropriate and cost-effective non-medical support services for older adults who are not eligible for services through Medicaid. EISEP assists older adults who need assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, or personal care, and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) such as shopping or cooking, who want to remain at home. Depending on the participant’s income, there may be a cost associated with this program. Private contributions are provided through cost sharing which begins at 150% of the poverty level. The amount of cost sharing increases proportionately with income.
An essential part of the EISEP program is case management. The program’s case managers utilize standardized screening elements to identify needs and wishes of eligible individuals and their families and provide options on services and supports that are available to address their identified needs and wishes. Linkages to services may include non-medical in-home services, non-institutional respite, ancillary services and other services.