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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


Approval of Case #21-3 Long Term Care




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


Staff Contact:

Debbi Hufana, HR Analyst, Human Resources, 360.753.8149



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.



Application for payment of services

Letter from spouse requesting in home licensed care


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