Traditionally, West Virginia’s frail and elderly or chronically disabled have been confined to nursing homes or other institutional care facilities because home-based care options were not available. Significant changes have occurred so that today, for many of our citizens, high quality care is available outside of nursing homes and other institutions.
The Medicaid Waiver Program is a Medicaid reimbursed program that provides an alternative to institutional care. The purpose of this program for the elderly and/or disabled is to provide a comprehensive approach to home-based health care services. Individuals are allowed independence in their homes with support from trained professionals.
The Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) Program provides unskilled in home and community services to individuals 18 years of age or older who are medically and financially eligible. Medicaid eligibility is based on a functional assessment by a medical professional. Financial eligibility is determined at the county Department of Health and Human Resources.
Raleigh County Commission on Aging provides trained professionals to come into the homes of qualified participants in the following counties:
For more information about the Medicaid Waiver Program and the services provided contact Judy Lester, RN 304-255-1397 ext 112 or Deanna McKinney, RN 304-255-1397 ext 111.