The Elderly and Disabled Waiver program is administered directly by the Home and Community Based Services division (HCBS). Case Management services are provided by the Planning and Development Districts. The case management team is composed of a registered nurse and a licensed social worker who are responsible for identifying, screening and completing an assessment on individuals in need of at-home services.
Who is Eligible for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver?
The Elderly and Disabled Waiver program provides home and community-based services to individuals age 21 years old and older who, but for the provision of such services, would require the level of care provided in a nursing facility. Beneficiaries of this waiver must qualify for Medicaid as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries or meet the income and resource eligibility requirements for income level up to 300% of the SSI federal benefit rate and meet medical criteria of the program.
Elderly and Disabled Waiver Services
Upon approval of the HCBS, the case managers can refer qualified individuals to the following services:
- adult day health care
- home-delivered meals
- personal care services
- institutional respite services
- in-home respite
- expanded home health visits