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What It Is

Kentucky Transitions helps people move out of nursing facilities or institutions and into their own homes. The Department for Medicaid Services developed the program in 2008 with a Money Follows the Person demonstration grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Kentucky Transitions has helped more than 750 people leave institutional care.


You may qualify for Kentucky Transitions services if you: 

  • Are elderly, physically disabled, have a mental illness or an acquired brain injury.
  • Have lived in a nursing facility or institution for at least 90 days. There are some exclusions. A transition coordinator can discuss the exclusions with you. 
  • Have the ability to live in the community with support and services.
  • Meet existing Medicaid eligibility requirements and are receiving Medicaid-paid services at least one day prior to being referred to Kentucky Transitions. 

How It Works 

A Kentucky Transitions transition coordinator will help you make a plan for moving into your own home. This includes figuring out what medical, personal care, and social needs you have and how best to meet those needs. Kentucky Transitions works with state and community agencies around the Commonwealth to identify resources for you. You are also eligible to receive services through Kentucky Medicaid's Home and Community Based waiver or Acquired Brain Injury Long Term Care waiver once you are living on your own. Kentucky Transitions can help you find safe, decent and affordable housing as well. 

Getting Started

If you are interested in moving out of a nursing facility or institution, email Kentucky Transitions or call (502) 564-0330 or toll-free at (877) 564-0330. 

If you know someone who could benefit from Kentucky Transitions, you can complete a referral form and return it via email or by mailing it to:

Kentucky Transitions
275 East Main Street, 6W-B
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621