Home care: Where to find It

Choice Letter

If you are assessed (see Long-term Care Assessment) for medical eligibility for certain long-term care programs by a nurse from the assessing agency, you will be asked to sign a “Choice Letter.” If you choose to receive care in your home, for example, rather than in a nursing home, you would select that choice and sign the “Choice Letter.” Your signature means that services can start as soon as possible. An agency cannot start providing you with help until you sign the Choice Letter.