Medicaid Waiver Information
WHAT IS THE MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAM?
This program in a statewide long-term care option for Medicaid recipients. It allows eligible participants age 21 and older to reside in and receive care from a licensed residential care facility as an alternative to nursing home placement.
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
Assisted living services assist with personal care, housekeeping, laundry, medicine management, meals, non-medical transportation, social and recreational programs, and 24-hour on-site staff available to assist with needs.
Community transition services help clients obtain the things they need to transition from a nursing facility to an assisted living facility. These include household items essential for your health and safety and items to furnish a community residence. This is a need based service as determined by your care manager.
Candidates for the waiver program must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible:
– You must be age 21 or over;
– be Medicaid eligible;
– Require hands on assistance with at least two of the following: mobility, bathing, using the bathroom, dressing, grooming, eating and taking medication;
– You must have care needs that can be safely met in residential care facility setting.
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