Assisted Living Arizona

ALTCS—Get Help and Guidance at Senior Planning

Ensuring Care for Arizona

What is ALTCS

ALTCS (pronounced ALTECS) is an acronym for the Arizona Long Term Care System. ALTCS is an Arizona Medicaid program that is designed to help fixed income seniors and other disabled individuals afford the care that they need. ALTCS pays for the care that you need after savings are exhausted. The program requires an application and typically takes between 60 and 90 days for approval. We are not the governmental ALTCS Medicaid office, but Senior Planning is happy to assist you through the application process along with finding care.

ALTCS Eligibility


The ALTCS program is specifically designed for seniors and disabled individuals requiring long-term care. The application process has two critical assessments. The first is a financial evaluation, which delves into whether the applicant has the monetary means to self-fund the necessary care. Our team is ready and willing to thoroughly analyze your unique financial circumstances to determine your eligibility.

Furthermore, we have the expertise to assist applicants who exceed resource limits or need additional medical diagnoses to meet the criteria, helping them navigate the often complex application process.

The second component is the functional and medical assessment, a pivotal factor in establishing the true need for long-term care. This process assigns points based on need, with a successful application garnering a score of 60 points or more. Our commitment is to ensure that ALTCS benefits are accessible to those who genuinely require them.

Finding ALTCS Providers

Senior Planning will also help you find the care you need, sometimes even when you are still waiting for the ALTCS application to go through. Senior Planning will work with you to determine what kind of care you need and what care solution will work best for you.

Free Services

Senior Planning is paid commission for the care services that we find. We do not charge our clients for consultations about the ALTCS application or finding care for you. We are paid a commission by the communities so finding care is free to you. We also offer more robust services for benefits assistance at extremely affordable rates.

Getting Care in Arizona

Helping Arizona

Assisted Living in Arizona

Senior Planning’s mission is to ensure that every Arizona senior receives the care they need. We will not stop working until we find care that will keep you happy and healthy for the long term. Each situation is different and we tailor our plan specifically to match your needs. Senior Planning is based in Phoenix and serves the entire state of Arizona. We are happy to meet with you at home or provide a consultation by phone.

ALTCS Care Options

Budgeting For Assisted Living in Arizona

On ALTCS, you can take advantage of many great care options, including assisted living, in-home care, or residential care. Many large assisted living communities in the state of Arizona accept the ALTCS program and will provide you the care that you need. The plan also pays for residential care homes and in-home care from caregivers that come to you. Call today to learn more about what type of care you can receive.

ALTCS Applications

Tackling Common Assisted Living Issues

Applying for the Arizona Long Term Care program is a lengthy process. Since the AZ ALTCS application does take some time, we encourage our clients to be patient while they wait for the state to process their application. While you wait for the long term care application to run its course, we are happy to work with you to make sure that you get affordable care. We can supply you with many options while you are ALTCS pending.

AHCCCS Programs

Making Arizona Assisted Living Work with Your Budget

Even if Arizona Long Term Care is not the right one for you, Senior Planning can help you find affordable options and other programs that you may qualify for. These can include VA benefits for those who have served in the armed forces, disability benefits from the state, and even benefits from the federal government. There are many ways you can afford the care you need and we will work to find you benefits.