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Aging Home > Residential Care Assistance Program (RCAP) Residential Care Assistance Program (RCAP)

Establishment

The Residential Care Assistance Program (RCAP) provides residential financial assistance to eligible individuals residing in Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) licensed Residential Care Facilities   and County Homes that have an approved RCAP contract with the Division of Aging.  RCAP services include room, board, and laundry with minimal administrative direction as well as care coordination provided on behalf of eligible individuals at an approved per diem rate established by the Division of Aging

To be eligible for RCAP, individuals must meet one of the following the criteria:

  • at least 65 years of age
  • blind
  • disabled

In addition, the individual's income and resources must not exceed established Medicaid guidelines.  Per IC 12-10-6.2.1 An individual who applies to RCAP must be an individual who does not meet Medicaid nursing facility level of care as eligibility regulations for the program specify that the individual "requires a degree of care less than that provided by a health care facility licensed under IC 16-28."