The Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver is a service system based upon the belief that people with care needs should have options for receiving services. After thorough needs identification and service planning, eligible persons are offered the choice of receiving home and community based services, assisted living, or entering a nursing facility.
Individuals who are 65 and older may be eligible for the Medicaid Waiver if they:
- Are eligible for Medicaid
- Agree to participate in needs identification and choose to accept supportive services
- Have needs which would require them to live in a nursing home
- Can be safely served at home at a cost not more than Medicaid would pay for nursing home care
This waiver allows Medicaid money to be used to purchase the following services that are not usually considered "medical":
Adult Day Health Care - A structured program of activities in a supervised setting outside the client's home which provides for health and social needs.
Assisted Living - An array of support services provided in a home environment.
Assistive Technology & Supports - Specialized medical equipment, supplies and home modification, which will allow the client to increase their independence.
Chore/Home Care Services - Includes necessary housekeeping activities, meal preparation, essential shopping, and supervision.
Home Delivered Meals - Provides a meal prepared outside the client's home and delivered to the client's residence.
Independence Skills Management - Training in daily living skills, home management, and use of special equipment.
Nutrition Services - Education and counseling relating to nutritional needs.
Personal Emergency Response System - A communication device connected through your telephone to access emergency help.
Respite Care - Temporary relief for the usual caregiver from the stress of providing continuous care.
Transportation - To community resources identified in the Plan of Services and Support.
For more information on the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver service, please call Blue Rivers AAA at 402-223-1376 or 888-317-9417.