Alternatives to Nursing Homes
Home and community-based services are available through the Office of Long-term Living. Information about these services at the links below:
- Aging Waiver: A home and community-based program for people 60 years of age or over.
- Attendant Care Program: A home and community-based program for people with physical disabilities. To be eligible, you must be able to choose and supervise your care worker(s), manage your own finances, and manage your own legal matters.
- Community HealthChoices: If you are age 21 or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid, OR receive long-term supports through Medicaid because you need help with everyday personal tasks, you’ll be covered by this program.
- Independence Waiver: A home and community-based program for people with physical disabilities.
- Nursing Home Transition: A program to help people living in nursing homes move back into their homes.
- LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly): A program that allows the elderly to live on their own while receiving services and supports that meet their health and personal needs.
- OBRA Waiver: A home and community-based program for people with severe developmental physical disabilities.
- Specialized Services: A program to provide training, encouragement, and other supports to help a person to get, regain, improve, or maximize their skills and abilities.
Office of Long-Term Living Bureau of Participant Operations
Aging & Disabilities Resource Center