The Home and Community Based Services
(HCBS) Waiver for Persons with Physical Disabilities (PD) provides community-based, in home services to enable
persons with severe physical disabilities to remain in their own homes and
avoid placement in a long-term care facility. The provision of home and
community-based services is based upon the identified needs of the recipient
and available funding. ADSD assists
recipients with accessing other available services, as needed. This program is similar to the PAS Program.
What Services can the HCBS PD Waiver Provide?
Assistance by a licensed professional in
determining the needs of the client, arranging and monitoring services. Identification of resources and assisting recipients
in locating and gaining access to waiver services, as well as needed medical,
social, educational, and other services regardless of the funding source.
Assistance with personal care. Which
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
Emergency Response System (PERS)
An electronic device connected to the
phone that enables persons at risk to secure help in an emergency for
recipients who live alone in a private residence, or who are alone for significant
parts of the day in that residence, have no regular caregiver for extended
periods of time, and who would otherwise require extensive routine supervision.
Chore services are
intermittent in nature and may be authorized as a need arises for the
completion of a specific task which otherwise left undone poses a home safety
Respite care is provided in the recipient’s home on a
short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of the primary
Assisted Residential Care:
Services include a home-like, non-institutional setting that provides 24-hour onsite response to meet needs of participants.
Who is Eligible for the HCBS PD Waiver?
To be eligible for services, an individual
must meet the following requirements:
- Be diagnosed with a Physical Disability.
- Be at risk of institutionalization (nursing
home placement) if services are not provided (meet Level of Care for nursing
- Be financially eligible (call for current income
How Can I Apply?
An applicant, community partner or caregiver may fill out the CBC Program Application and submit to the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) office nearest to them. An applicant may also telephone their local regional office and provide the needed information over the phone to an ADSD intake team member. List of regional offices
Once a completed and signed application is received by ADSD office, an ADSD intake case manager will contact the individual to determine which services and program are most appropriate for them.
Once an applicant is determined eligible for the HCBS PD Waiver, a case manager will remain in close contact with the recipient to assure services are appropriate and are meeting the needs of the recipient.
ADSD personnel are dedicated to the provision of quality services, which assist individuals to remain independent in their own homes.