Medicaid Waivers for Home and Community Based Services
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This program gives you health care and support services so that you can stay in your own home to avoid having to move into a nursing home. The program can help you take care of your daily needs by providing the following services:

  • Case Management: A social service professional will work with you and your family to decide which services you will need so that you can stay at home.
  • Homemaking: This includes services such as housework, laundry, shopping and running errands.
  • Personal Care: A service professional will help you with your daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Meals: This provides you with home-delivered meals and helps you with preparing meals at home.
  • Non-Medical Transportation: This provides you with transportation to help you commute to daily needs such as grocery shopping and a social security office visit.
  • Adult Day Programs: You can take part in social activities that occur outside of your home. Adult Day may also include health care services.
  • Adult Family Care: If you have a caretaker that you live with, they may get a cash benefit to help you with your daily living needs.
  • Respite Care: These are programs and services provided to your caregivers to give them a break.
  • Personal Emergency Response System: This service provides you with help in the case of an emergency. For example, if you have fallen and cannot get up or you need medical, fire or police help.

How do I apply?

To find out how to apply for the program, please contact your local office.

Frequently Asked Questions

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

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