What is the elderly and disabled waiver?

The Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver is a statewide program designed to offer assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. The program allows qualified individuals to remain in a home or community-based setting as an alternative to nursing facility care or other institutional care.

Who is qualified?

  • Beneficiaries must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Persons qualify by either SSI or 300% of SSI.
  • Beneficiaries must score 50 or above on the Medicaid Long Term Care Pre-Admission Screening (PAS) instrument.
  • Persons must require nursing facility level of care, if assistance is not provided.

All persons who are eligible to receive Home and Community-Based Services under this waiver must first be approved through the Division of Medicaid. 

What services are offered under this waiver?

CASE MANAGEMENT

Everyone who participates in the waiver is assigned to a local case management team. This team consists of a Registered Nurse and licensed Social Worker.

PERSONAL CARE SERVICES

These are supportive services provided in the home of the participant. They include assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning, marketing, food preparation, etc.

ADULT DAY SERVICES

This is a structured program that focuses on the strengths and abilities of the participants. This service allows participants to contact connections with their community and/or use all of their retained skills. Depending on the specific facility, the following services are provided: supervision and/or assistance with ADL’s, group activities, nutritious meals, and medication monitoring.

Expanded Home Health Services

The participants of this program will be eligible for extended home health services. Covered services include: nurse, aide, physical, and speech therapy.

Home Delivered Meals

A well-balanced meal is delivered to the home of the person who is unable to leave his/her home without assistance and/or unable to prepare his/her own meals

Institutional Respite and/or In-Home Respite

This is provided to participants on a short-term basis because of the absence of or need for relief for the primary care giver. This can be provided in the home or other licensed respite care centers. Transition Assistance - This is provided to a beneficiary currently residing in a nursing facility who wishes to transition from the nursing facility to the E & D Waiver.

Apply of Refer Services

To apply for services or to refer another individual to receive services, call our office at 662-283-2675 or the Division of Medicaid at 1-800-421-2408. 

Or, download the Medicaid Waiver Client Intake Form.

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