August 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $5 Million to Boost Home and Community-Based Care for Seniors

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to West Virginia’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which provides states with funding and flexibility to help Medicaid beneficiaries, including the elderly and people with disabilities, transition from institutional to home- and community-based long-term care settings. 
“Ensuring West Virginia’s elderly population and individuals with disabilities have access to quality care, whether at home or at community-based care facilities, has always been one of my top priorities. I am pleased HHS is investing in the Money Follows the Person program, which will give West Virginia additional funding and greater flexibility to support West Virginians who rely on Medicaid. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding to provide quality care for all West Virginians,” Senator Manchin said.

“Given West Virginia’s aging population, I have always made it a priority to work to provide the resources that support access to quality care and health services our elderly population relies on,” Senator Capito said. “Oftentimes, the best way to do this is through home- and community-based health services, as opposed to institutional care, such as nursing homes. This grant will give our states needed resources and flexibility to help improve the quality of health care and drive down costs for West Virginia’s seniors and people with disabilities.”