AgingWaiver:

Home and community-based program for individuals 60 years of age or over.

To be eligible for Attendant Care Services, you must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a qualified Non-citizen
  • Have a Social Security Number
  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Meet financial requirements as determined by the local County Assistance Office.

Services that may be available include:

  • Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies
  • Adult Daily Living Services
  • Community Transition Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Home Health Services
  • Non-Medical Transportation Services
  • Participant-Directed Community Supports
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • TeleCare
  • Therapeutic and Counseling Services

Attendant CareProgram:

Home and community-based program for individuals with physical disabilities capable of a) selecting and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs.

Choices are made throughout the development process here are some examples:

To be eligible for Attendant Care Services, you must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Be between eighteen (18) and fifty-nine (59) years of age
  • Be capable of a) hiring, firing, and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs
  • For the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services Attendant Care Program, meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.
  • Have a medically determinable physical impairment that is expected to last of a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) calendar months or that may result in death
  • To take advantage of the Attendant Care Act 150 Program, you may be assessed a minimal co-payment. This co-payment is based on your income and will not be more than the total costs of services

Services that may be available to you include:

  • Community Transition Services (available only through Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services)
  • Participant-Directed Community Supports
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Service Coordination

COMMCAREWaiver:

Home and community-based program for individuals who experience a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.

To be eligible for the COMMCARE Waiver you must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and require a Nursing Facility (NF) level of care
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.

Available Services:

  • Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies
  • Adult Daily Living
  • Community Integration
  • Community Transition Services
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home Health
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Prevocational Services
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • Structured Day Habilitation Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Therapeutic and Counseling Services

Independence Waiver:

Home and community-based program for individuals who are physically disabled.

To be eligible for the Independence Waiver you must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Be 18-60 – Individuals that turn 60 while in the waiver will be able to continue to receive services through the Independence Waiver.
  • Individuals who are physically disabled (but not individuals with an intellectual disability or have a major mental disorder as a primary diagnosis, or who are ventilator dependent), who reside in a Nursing Facility (NF) or the community but who have been assessed to require services at the level of nursing facility level of care.
  • In addition, the disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities:
  • Self-care, understanding and use of language, learning, mobility, self-direction and/or capacity for independent living.
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.

Services available may include:

  • Adult Daily Living Services
  • Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies
  • Community Integration
  • Community Transition Services
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home Health
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • Supported Employment
  • Therapeutic and Counseling Services
  • Nursing Home Transition
  • Program to help nursing home residents to move back into their home and the community.

OBRAWaiver:

Home and community-based program for individuals with severe developmental physical disabilities.

To be eligible for the OBRA Waiver you must:

  • A resident of Pennsylvania.
  • Age 18-59. Age 18-59 individuals who are currently in the waiver prior to 7/1/2006 will age in place. Individuals age 60 and older will be referred to the Aging Waiver.
  • Have a severe developmental physical disability requiring an Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care.
  • The disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities:
  • Self-care, communication, learning, mobility, self-direction and capacity for independent living.
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.

Services available may include:

  • Adult Daily Living
  • Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies
  • Community Integration
  • Community Transition Services
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home Health
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Prevocational Services
  • Residential Habilitation Services
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • Structured Day Habilitation Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Therapeutic and Counseling Services