What Programs Are Available To Assist
Elderly Adults in Alabama?

What Medicaid Waiver Programs are in Alabama? Alabama has several waivers including:

  • Elderly and Disabled (“E & D”) Waiver;
  • State of Alabama Independent Living (“SAIL”) Waiver;
  • Intellectual Disabilities (“ID”) Waiver;
  • Living At Home (“LAH”) Waiver;
  • HIV/AIDS Waiver;
  • Technology Assisted (“TA”) Waiver for Adults ;
  • Alabama Community Transition (“ACT”) Waiver.

What programs assist seniors in Alabama? In Alabama, The Medicaid Waiver for the Elderly and Disabled (E&D Waiver) Program is designed to provide services to seniors and persons with disabilities whose needs would otherwise require them to live in a nursing home. The goal is for clients to retain their independence by providing services that allow them to live safely in their own homes for as long as it is appropriate.

What state department manages the Medicaid waiver program for elderly adults in Alabama? The Elderly and Disabled (E&D Waiver) is funded in part by the Alabama Department of Senior Services in conjunction with the Alabama Medicaid Agency and Area Agencies on Aging.

What is the best number to call to get started with the Alabama Elderly Medicaid Waiver?
To get started, contact your Area Agency on Aging to apply. A case manager will give you information and explain the process.

For more information on services for seniors Call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).

Is there a website for the Alabama Medicaid Waiver program?

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the Elderly and Disabled
(“E & D”) Waiver
This program is for people who qualify for Medicaid financially AND who would require placement in a long-term care facility if they did not get help in their home. In addition to meeting the criteria for nursing facility level of care, the financial requirement must be met to qualify for the Waiver. This can be done if you are eligible for one of the following groups: - SSI Recipients, - SSI-related protected groups, - Federal or State Adoption Subsidy, OR - You meet the income limit requirements provided by Medicaid which can change year to year. For more information on the current limits call 1-800-362-1504.

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Medicaid waiver program offer in Alabama? Services include: case management, personal care, homemaker services, companion services, respite care, adult day services, nutrition & meals.

The amount of services you can get will be determined by the level of care that you need to stay at home and how much help you already receive. The Waiver is supposed to support, not replace, the care you are already getting.

Additional Information

There is no out-of-pocket cost to you for these services. Additionally, these services do not affect your eligibility to receive other benefits, such as: SSI, Medicare, food assistance, etc.

AL Providers & Assisted Living

Alabama Providers


Elder Care North Alabama (256) 727-5312
Serving Alabama
Provides a wide variety of services Including:
Homemaker, personal care, & Customized Care.

Home Instead Senior Care 1-800-640-3914
Serving Alabama
Our services are designed to care for people with Alzheimer's, Dementia & Other Conditions.