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File #: 21-0164    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 2/3/2021 In control: LEOFF I Disability Board
Agenda date: 2/8/2021 Final action: 2/8/2021
Title: Approval of Case #21-3 Long Term Care
Attachments: 1. Request

Title

Approval of Case #21-3 Long Term Care

 

Report

Issue:

Whether to approve payment for long term care for retired LEOFF 1 member.

 

Staff Contact:

Debbi Hufana, HR Analyst, Human Resources, 360.753.8149

 

Background:

LEOFF 1 member has terminal cancer and has recently gone into hospice care.  The member’s spouse is unable to provide 24 hour care and is requesting in home care by a licensed care giver to stay with the member overnight, 7 nights a week.  His spouse prefers in home care instead of a long term care facility because per the hospice nurse, his life expectancy is 3 to 4 weeks, possibly slightly longer and the family would not be allowed to be with him at a LTC facility due to the pandemic.  The spouse is currently working with hospice to hire a caregiver with the cost being approximately $30.00 per hour.

 

The cost for this service is estimated to be up to $3,000.00 per week and is within the amount called out in the LEOFF policies for LTC.  This request is in accordance with LEOFF policies and procedures.

 

Attachments:

Application for payment of services

Letter from spouse requesting in home licensed care

 

Reference:
Section III Procedures to Receive Benefits, E. Long Term Care