Medicaid Waiver Programs

Waiver programs help people who are elderly or have disabilities and need help to live in their home or community instead of an institution such as a nursing home or ICF-MR. Each program offers several "core" services:

  • service coordination (help with managing care needs and services)
  • personal support (assistance with daily living activities, i.e. bathing, dressing, meals and housekeeping)
  • home health services (nursing, home health aide, and occupational, physical and speech therapy)
  • emergency response systems
  • respite care (caregiver relief)