What is Assisted Living?
Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program
In the budget for 2006-2007 biennium, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the creation of a Medicaid-funded assisted living waiver. The waiver program provides services in certified residential facilities to delay or prevent nursing facility placement. Assisted Living promotes aging in place by supporting consumer desire for independence, choice and privacy.
You may be eligible if...
Eligible participants must be current nursing facility residents or existing Medicaid waiver (PASSPORT), Ohio Home Care, Choices) participants, be age 21 or older, needs hands on assistance with dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, eating or mobility and have unpredictable needs for assistance with activities of daily living. There are also financial criteria for Medicaid eligibility and they must be able to pay room and board.
Financial Eligibility Criteria :
Individuals may not have countable assets valued at more than $1,500. Monthly income must not exceed 300% of the Social Security Insurance benefit, and depending on the income, some participants may be required to pay a patient liability each month toward the cost of services.
What Services are Provided?
Two types of services are provided by the program:
• Assisted Living Services include: 24 hour on-site response, personal care, supportive services (housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance), nursing, and transportation, 3 meals per day and social/recreational programming.
• Community Transition Services are available to individuals leaving a nursing facility to enroll in the Assisted Living waiver and helps them obtain essential household furnishings and other items. This may not exceed $1,500.
Apply Now by calling 1-866-243-5678 or if you are in one of our nine counties call
* Consumers must complete an application, telephone screen and an in-person assessment. Then your county Department of Job and Family Services will determine financial eligibility.