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Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waivers, and Programs For Seniors, Listed By State

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It can be a rather daunting task trying to find out if you, or an elderly loved one are eligible for any Home and Community Based Services Programs, waivers.

So, I have put together a list of all the available Medicaid and state funded Home and Community Base Services offered by each state, and linked to the appropriate website.

I have added other State Medicaid Programs which also fund assistance to the elderly, so as they may to continue to live in their own homes.

 

The list includes –

 

  • Home and Community Based Services Programs and Waivers
  • Personal Assistance Programs
  • Personal Care Programs
  • PACE Programs – Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly
  • Money Follows The Person Programs

 

Look for your state in the list below, and you will see the agency, or department administering the program, the program title, and in the column on the right, the links to the programs on the state website running the programs or services.

Alabama

Agency or Department

Alabama Medicaid

Program Title

1) Elderly and Disabled Waiver
2) Alabama Community Transition (ACT) Waiver
3) Gateway to Community Living (Money Follows The Person)
4) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Alaska

Agency or Department

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Program Title

1) Alaskans Living Independently
2) Community First Choice
3) Personal Care Services Programme

Website Link

Arizona

Agency or Department

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Program Title

Arizona Long Term Care System Agency with Choice/ Self-Directed Ateendant Care

Website Link

Arkansas

Agency or Department

Arkansas Human Services, Department Of Aging, Adult and Behavioural Services

Program Title

1) AR Choices in Homecare
2) Living Choices
3) PACE Program
4) Self-Direction/Independent Choices
5) Money Follows The Program

Website Link

California

Agency or Department

California Department of Health Care Services

Program Title

1) Home and Community-Based Alternatives Waiver
2) Self-Determination Program
3) Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) Waiver
4) California Community Transitions Project (Money Follows The Person)
5) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Colorado

Agency or Department

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Program Title

1) Elderly Blind, and Disabled Waiver
2) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Connecticut

Agency or Department

Connecticut Department of Social Services

Program Title

1) Communtiy First Choice
2) Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE)
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Delaware

Agency or Department

Delaware Medicaid

Program Title

1) Delaware Diamond State Health Plan - Plus
2) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

District Of Columbia

Agency or Department

1) Department of Health Care Finance
2) and 3) Aging and Disability Resource Center

Program Title

1) Elderly and Persons with Disablilities (EPD) Waiver - which offers a type of Self-Direction component called "Services My Way"
2) Personal Care Aide Services (PCA)
3) Adult Dat Health Program
4) Nursing Home Resident Outreach, Identification & Selection (Money Follows The Person)

Website Link

Florida

Agency or Department

The Agency For Health Care Administration

Program Title

1) Statewide Medicaid Managed Care
2) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Georgia

Agency or Department

Georgia Department of Community Health

Program Title

1) Community Care Services Program (CCSP)
2) Service Options Using Resources in Community Environment
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Hawaii

Agency or Department

State of Hawaii Department of Human Service, Med-Quest Division

Program Title

Med-QUEST - Long-Term Services and Supports

Website Link

Idaho

Agency or Department

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Program Title

1) Idaho Medicaid Plus Program
2) Medicare Medicaid Coordinated PLan
3) State Plan Personal Care Services (PCS)
4) Aged and Disabled Waiver (A&D)
5) Idaho Home Choice Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Illinois

Agency or Department

(1) - (3) & (6) Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services
(4) & (5) Illinois Department On Aging

Program Title

1) Supportive Living Program (SLP)
2)HCBS Waiver Persons Who Are Elderly
3) HeathChoice Illinois
4) Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative
5) Community Care Program
6) Pathways to Community Living (Money Fllows The Person)

Website Link

Indiana

Agency or Department

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Program Title

1) Aged and Disabled Waiver
2) Program for All inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Iowa

Agency or Department

Iowa Department of Human Services

Program Title

1) Elderly Waiver
2) Partnership For Community Integration (Money Follows The Person)
3) Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Kansas

Agency or Department

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Program Title

1) HCBS For The Frail Elderly
2) Money Follows The Person
3) Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Kentucky

Agency or Department

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Program Title

1) Home and Community Based Waiver
2) Kentucky Transitions (Money Follows The Person)

Website Link

Louisiana

Agency or Department

Louisiana Department of Health

Program Title

1) Community Choices Waiver
2) Adult Day Health Care Waiver
3)Long-Term Personal CareServices
4) Program for All inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Website Link

Maine

Agency or Department

Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Aging and Disability Services

Program Title

1) Elderly and Adults with Physical Disabilities
2) Consumer Directed Attendant Services
3) Homeward Bound Program (Money Follows The Person)

Website Link

Maryland

Agency or Department

Maryland Department of Health

Program Title

1) Community Options Waiver
2) Community Personal Assistance Services
3) Community First Choice
4) Medical Day Care Waiver
5) Program of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid
6) Increased Community Service
7) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Massachusetts

Agency or Department

MassHealth

Program Title

1) Frail Elder Waiver
2) Senior Care Options(SCO) (Medicare/Medicaid)
3) Moving Forward Plan Community Waiver (MFP-CL)
4) Personl Care Program (PCA)
5) Adult Day Health Program
6) Adult Foster Care Program
7) Group Adult Foster Care Program
8) Program of All-inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) (Medicare/Medicaid)

Website Link

Michigan

Agency or Department

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Program Title

1) MI Choice Waiver
2) MI Health Link Waiver
3) Home Help Services Program
4) Program of All-inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) (Medicare/Medicaid)

Website Link

Minnesota

Agency or Department

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Program Title

1) Elderly Waiver
2) Personal Care Assistance Program
3) Minnesota Senior Care Plus/ Minnesota Health Options
4) Alternative Care Progam
5) Consumer-directed Supports
6) Moving Home Minnesota (Money Follows The Program)

Website Link

Mississippi

Agency or Department

Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Program Title

1) Assisted Living Waiver
2) Elderly and Disabled Waiver
3) Bridge To Independence (Money Folllows The Person)

Website Link

Missouri

Agency or Department

Division of Senior and Disabilty Services

Program Title

1) Aged and Disabled Waiver
2) Structured Family Caregiving Waiver
3) Supplemental Nursing Care Program (For both Residential Care Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities)
4) Missouri Care Options (MCO)
5) Consumer-Directed Personal Care Assistance
6) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

For (1) and (2)
Waiver Programs
(right at the bottom of the page)
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For (3)
Nursing Home Coverage
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For (4)
Missouri Care Options (MCO)
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For (5)
Consumer Directed Personal Care Assistance
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For (6)
Money Follows The Person
Montana

Agency or Department

Community Services Bureau

Program Title

1) Montana Big Sky Waiver Program
2) Community First Choice(CFC)/Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Nebraska

Agency or Department

1) Special Services for Children and Adults Division
2) Division of Medicaid and Long Term Care

Program Title

1) Personal Assistance Servivces
2) Aged and Disabled Waiver

Website Link

Nevada

Agency or Department

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Disabilities Division

Program Title

1) Waiver for the Frail Elderly
2) Personal Care Services Program (PCS)

Website Link

New Hampshire

Agency or Department

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Program Title

1) Choices For Independence Program
2) Personal Care Attendant Services Program (PCAS)

Website Link

New Jersey

Agency or Department

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

Program Title

1) Personal Preference Program (PPP)
2) Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports
3) I Choose Home (Money Follows The Person)
4) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

New Mexico

Agency or Department

New Mexico Human Services Department

Program Title

1) Centennial Care 2.0 Community Benefit
2) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

New York

Agency or Department

New York Department of Health

Program Title

1) Community First Choice Options (CFCO)
2) Managed Long Term Care
3) Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
4) Assisted Living Program (ALP)
5) Money Follows The Person
6) Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

North Carolina

Agency or Department

North Carolina Medicaid Division Of Health Benefits

Program Title

1) Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)
2) Personal Care Services (PCS)
3) Money Follows The Program
4) Program Of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

North Dakota

Agency or Department

North Dakota Department of Human Services

Program Title

1) Waiver for Home and Community Based Services
2) Program Of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid
3) Personal Care Services (MSP-PC)
4) N.D. Money Follows The Person Grant

Website Link

Ohio

Agency or Department

Ohio Departmment of Medicaid and the Ohio Department of Aging

Program Title

1) Ohio Passport Waiver
2) Assisted Living Waiver
3) MyCare Ohio Plan (MCOP)
4) Money Follows The Person - HOME Choice

Website Link

Oklahoma

Agency or Department

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

Program Title

1)Advantage Waiver
2) Medically Fragile Waiver
3) State Plan Personal Care (SPPC)
4) Money Follows The Person - Living Choice
5) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Oregon

Agency or Department

Program Title

1) Aged and Physically Disabled Waiver
2) Independent Choices Program
3) Client-Employed Provider Program
4) Spousal Pay Program
5) Oregon K Plan (Community First Choice)
6) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicaid/Medicare

Website Link

Pennsylvania

Agency or Department

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Program Title

1) Aging Waiver
2) Community Health Choice Waiver
3) Living Independence For The Elderly - (PACE - Medicaid/Medicare)

Website Link

Rhode Island

Agency or Department

State of Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Program Title

1) RI Global Consumer Choice Compact Waiver
2) Rite at Home (Shared Living)
3) Personal Choice Program
4) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicaid/Medicare
5) Nursing Home Transition Program (Money Follows The Person)

Website Link

South Carolina

Agency or Department

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Program Title

1) Community Choices Community Waiver
2) Programs of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE)
3) Home Again - Money Follows The Person

Website Link

South Dakota

Agency or Department

Department of Human Services

Program Title

1) Home and Community Based Options And Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Waiver
2) Personal Care Services
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Tennessee

Agency or Department

TennCare

Program Title

1) TennCare Choices
2) Programs Of ALL-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Texas

Agency or Department

Texas health and Human Services

Program Title

1) Star+Plus - Texas Medicaid Managed Care Program -
(a) Day Activity and Health Services
(b) Primary Home Care
2) Community First Choice
3) Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities Program
4) Programs of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

Utah

Agency or Department

Utah Department of Health

Program Title

1) Aging Waiver
2) New Choices Waiver

Website Link

Vermont

Agency or Department

State of Vermont Agency of Human Services

Program Title

1) Global Commitment to Health 1115 Waiver
2) Adult Day Services
3) Adult High Technology Service
4) Attendant Services
5) Choices for Care Program (high level of needs)
6) Choices for Care Program (moderate level of needs)
7) Money follows the Program
8) Assistive Community Care Services

Website Link

Virginia

Agency or Department

Department of Medical Assistance Services

Program Title

1) Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC) Plus Waiver
2) Programs of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid
3) Money Follows The Person

Website Link

Washington

Agency or Department

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Program Title

1) Community Options Program Entry System Waiver (COPES)
2) Freedom Waiver
3) Community First Choice
4)Medicaid Personal Care (MPC)
5) Medicaid Alternative Care (MAC)
6) Specialized Dementia Care Program
7) Tailored Supports for Older Adults (TSOA)
8) Roads To Community Living (Money Follows The Person)
9) Program Of All-Inclusive Care For The Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid

Website Link

West Virginia

Agency or Department

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Program Title

1) Aged and Disabled Waiver
2) Personal Care Program
3) Take Me Home (TMH) Transition Program (Money Follows The Person)

Website Link

Wisconsin

Agency or Department

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Program Title

1) Family Care Program
2) Family Care Partnership Program
3) IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self Direct)
4) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Medicare/Medicaid
5) Money Follows The Program

Website Link

Wyoming

Agency or Department

Wyoming Department of Health

Program Title

Community Choices Waiver

Website Link

Medicaid List of Waivers by state

 

There is a list of State waivers for Medicaid which you can  check on the Medicaid.gov website.

Their list will not include some Personal Care Service Plans, Care in the Community, or State Medicaid Health Plans which are also available from different state governments.

You will find the list of Medicaid waivers here – https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/section-1115-demo/demonstration-and-waiver-list/index.html?search_api_fulltext=&items_per_page=10&page=4#content

 

To find your State Medicaid State Agency

 

If you wish to discuss your Medicaid eligibility with an actual person, or to email someone, you can contact your state Medicaid Agency here.

Click the link above to Medicade.gov and look for the section that I have outlined in red.

 

 

Fin your state on the list and then click on the button they have marked “GO” – it will take you to your State Medicaid Agency with all their contact info.

 

I’m Gareth and I’m the owner of Looking After Mom and Dad.com

I have been a caregiver for over 10 yrs and share all my tips here.

Gareth Williams

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