Frail Elderly (FE) Program

Photo of nurse checking elderly man's pulseThe Home and Community Based Services Frail Elderly (FE) program provides an option for Kansas seniors who receive Medicaid and qualify functionally to receive community based services as an alternative to nursing facility care. Services include personal care, household tasks, and health services. The program promotes independence within the community and helps to offer residency in the most integrated environment.

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Who Qualifies?

To be eligible for the FE program individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 65 years old
  • Meet Medicaid income eligibility guidelines
  • Meet the Medicaid long-term care threshold

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I get more information about the HCBS FE Program?

  • What type of services can I receive from the HCBS/FE program?

  • How much money can an individual keep and still qualify for HCBS/FE services?

  • How many hours of service can an individual have when they need HCBS/FE services?

  • Whom do I call to get information when I need help?

  • What is self-directed care?

  • Can my family be paid for helping me?

  • Will HCBS/FE services pay for an individual who chooses to live in an Assisted Living Facility, Residential Health Care Facility, Home Plus or Boarding Care Home?