The Home and Community Based Services Waiver operated by the Division of Adult Services and Aging, allows the Department to use Title XIX Medicaid to provide home and community based services to individuals that are risk for institutionalization.
Elders and consumers who are over age 18 with a qualifying disability may be eligible for Home and Community Based Waiver services.
In order to qualify, the following must occur:
Must be age 65 or older; or age 18 and over with a qualifying disability
Meet a Nursing Facility Level of Care
Participate in an assessment of needs
Must not be a resident of a hospital, nursing facility, or an ICF/MR.
The Individual must receive one or more waiver services at least one time per month
Must meet financial eligibility as determined by Economic Assistance
All consumers receive some degree of nursing through an Individual Care Plan (ICP), whether through the waiver, obtained from their physician in a clinic, Medicare, or through requirements of the administration of medications within the Assisted Living Facility.