What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Alaska?

What Medicaid Waiver Programs are in Alaska? Alaska’s four Medicaid waivers support the independence of Alaskans who experience physical or developmental disabilities by providing services in their homes and in the community rather than in an institution such as a nursing home.

What state department manages the Alaska waiver program for elderly people? The Department of Health and Social Services handles the Medicaid waiver programs for senior citizens in Alaska.

What programs assist older adults in Alaska? The ALI Waiver is the "Alaskans Living Independently" Waiver serving clients ages +22 and up. ALI was formerly two separate Waiver types OA (Older Alaskans for ages 65+) and APD (Alaskans with Physical Disabilities for ages 22+). Now both OA and APD Waivers are under one name of ALI.

What is the best number to call to get started? To get Medicaid Waiver Services in Alaska, call 800-478-9996.

Is there a website?

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the Alaskans Living Independently Waiver? People 65 years & older, who meet nursing home level of care qualify for the Alaskans Living Independently Waiver.

Is There a Waiting List For Services?

How long is the waiting list for Medicaid Waiver Services in Alaska? Unknown

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Medicaid waiver program offer to elderly persons in Alaska? Medicaid Waiver services available in Alaska include: adult day services, call coordination, respite, chore, environmental modifications, transportation, meals, residential supported living services, specialized medical equipment & support, and specialized private duty nursing.

Who are the Providers?

Who will provide my services? All providers must have a current State of Alaska Business License. Only certified providers can provide Medicaid waiver services.

Additional Information

Aging & Disability Resource Center
(877) 625-2372

AK Providers & Assisted Living

Alaska Providers


Hope Community Resources, Inc. 1.800.478.0078
Serving Alaska
(Hope) provides services and supports to people who experience disabilities.

Nome Community Center 1-907-347-3257
Serving Alaska
Lunch and Home Delivery; Day Services; Senior Support


Alaska Waivers:
  • MR/DD : This waiver allows persons with MR/DD who meet the ICF/MR level of care to remain living at home and in the community.
  • Older Alaskans: This waiver allows persons aged 65+ who meet the nursing facility level of care to remain living at home and in the community.
  • Adult Disabled: This waiver allows disabled persons aged 21-64 who meet the nursing facility level of care (for more than 30 days a years) to remain living at home and in the community.
  • Children with complex medical conditions: This waiver allows for disabled children aged 21 and younger who meet the nursing facility level of care to remain living at home and in the community.