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Nursing Home Admission | Lead Program

Nursing Home Admissions & Medicaid Waivers

The Alleghany Health District provides the screening assessment for the following Medicaid waivers and pre-screening for nursing home admissions:

  • Elderly and Disabled Services Consumer-Directed
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Alzheimers Assisted Living

Medicaid waivers provide a scope of services to those individuals who qualify. To receive these services the individual must be screened by the health department and a social worker from the Department of Social Services. Services may include

  • Assistance with daily care i.e. bathing, dressing toileting, and household chores
  • Respite care for care giver support
  • Adult day care
  • Admission to a care facility

Lead Program

The Lead Case Management Program supports the Lead-Safe Virginia Program through public health nurse lead education and assessment of children.
 
The Lead Program provides the following services:

  • Assessment (elevated lead levels ≥ 10 µg/dL)
  • Environmental Health Specialist Assessment (elevated lead levels ≥15 µg/dL)

An environmental specialist assessment is completed for the homes of children with persistent elevated levels of lead.  The purpose of both the public health nurse and the environmental health specialist assessment is to identify the source, whether it may be chipping paint, lead water pipes, contaminated soil or other source, that is causing the lead level to be elevated.  Both assessments will take place in the home of the child or other residence where the child is spending a significant amount of time.

Eligibility:
Children under 6 years old

Referrals:
WIC Nutritional program
Lead removal Regulations and processes

Through education with the child’s family on the  nutritional needs of the child along with instruction on care processes for the inside and outside the home, and ongoing lead testing by the child’s physician, it is expected that the lead level for the child will be reduced and be maintained at a non-toxic level.   Referrals are made to the WIC nutritional program as well as services that may be needed for the safe removal of lead from either the inside or outside the home.


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Last Updated: 12-14-2011

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