Included here is a list of the most commonly asked questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for here, we invite you to call us directly at 316-858-1111.
Q. Who is eligible to enroll?
A. You must be:
- 55 years of age or older
- A resident of Sedgwick County
- Eligible for nursing home placement according to Kansas Department on Aging guidelines
- Able to live safety in the community without jeopardizing your health and safety
If eligible, you must agree to receive all medical and community services from Via Christi HOPE's staff and network of providers
Q. What types of payment does HOPE accept?
A. Payment is received through Medicare, Medicaid and private pay. Most people will have only a minimal monthly obligation.
Q. Where is Via Christi HOPE?
A. The HOPE Center is located in West River Plaza, the former site of Riverside Hospital, at Central and McLean. Staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
Q. What happens to my Medicare/Medicaid coverage when I join?
A.Participants with Medicare and/or Medicaid do not lose their coverage, but authorize Via Christi HOPE benefit administration. This means you maintain Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits, gaining additional Via Christi HOPE benefits. All services are provided under one umbrella so you do not have to worry about "falling through the cracks" with hidden costs or deductions.
Q. How would I get to VCH and what would I do there?
A. Transportation is provided by VCH. One of our wheelchair accessible vehicles will pick you up at home and bring you into the adult day center for the day. Depending on your personal needs, you may be seen by clinic nurses, physicians and therapists. You will receive a hot noon meal, plus social and recreational activities with other participants.
Q. How do I join?
A. Call us at 316-858-1111 and speak to our intake staff, who will arrange a personal visit with you in your home or in the Adult Day Center, explaining the program in more detail. Once you have decided to join the program, we will arrange a visit to the HOPE Center, where you will meet our dedicated staff of professional caregivers who can assist you in outline your personal plan of care.