What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Delaware?

What Medicaid Waiver Programs are in Delaware? Delaware has the following waiver programs:

What state department operates the Medicaid waiver program for elderly people in Delaware? The E&D Waivers is administered by the Division of Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities advocates for, provides access to, and coordinates long-term services and supports in the most appropriate setting for elderly adults.

What programs assist seniors in Delaware? The Elderly and Disabled Home and Community-Based Waiver Program helps seniors in Delaware.

What is the best number to call to get started? Call 800-223-9074 to learn more about senior services in Delaware.

Is there a website? Delaware Website

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the Delaware Elderly and Disabled Home and Community-Based Waiver Program?

In order to qualify for the HCBS Waiver program, you must:

  • Be a Delaware resident
  • Make a referral to the local Medicaid or administering agency office
  • Complete a Medicaid application
  • Be determined financially eligible
  • Determined by DMMA standards to qualify for a medical level of care
  • Determined eligible by the administering agency
  • Consent to participation by signing a consent form
  • Be able to be safely maintained in the community
Is There a Waiting List For Services in Delaware?

How long is the waiting list for the elderly waiver in Delaware? Unknown

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver program in Delaware offer? The Delaware (E&D) waiver provides the following services: Case Management-administrative; Personal Care/Personal Assistance; Adult Day Service; Day Habilitation; Respite; Personal Emergency Response System; Assisted Living; Cognitive Services; and Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies.

You will receive services available through regular Medicaid State services and the HCBS Waiver you se-lect. You may be in only one waiver at a time.

How Do You Select A Provider?

Who will provide my services? The E&D provider must meet and comply with DSAAPD Service Specifications for services delivered.

Additional Information

In April 2012, Delaware’s Elderly and Disabled Waiver and the AIDS/HIV waiver were terminated as 1915(c) waivers and the authority for operating these programs was subsumed under Delaware’s 1115 waiver. The operation of these programs was also transferred from the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities to the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO) in Delaware. All of the benefits formerly available under these two waivers are now part of the MCO benefit package and continue to be available to eligible Medicaid recipients. The DDDS HCBS Waiver continues to exist as a 1915(c) waiver and is currently the only 1915(c) waiver approved for the State of Delaware. This waiver continues to be operated by the Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services.

* Delaware does not currently have a Family Support Waiver. The Family Support Waiver is a proposed waiver that was never actually implemented. Delaware has been asked to submit a plan for such a waiver to the legislature in the spring of 2015, so it's still a possibility.

DE Providers

Delaware Providers


Chimes International (800) 972-4463
Serving Delaware, Maryland, & Virginia
We offer a range of educational services, residential supports, day and vocational training, supported employment and competitive employment opportunities.

Connections Community Support (866) 477-5345
Serving Delaware
Provides community-based housing, treatment and employment services in Delaware.

Delaware Waivers
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD): This waiver allows persons with MR/DD who meet the ICF/MR level of care and require residential placement to remain living at home and in the community. Services offered under this waiver include: case management, day habilitation, institutional or in-home respite care, and residential habilitation.
  • Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver: Combination of three existing waiver programs: Beginning December 1, all services provided under the Assisted Living (AL) Waiver, the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver, and the Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver will be provided under an amended Elderly and Disabled Waiver. Services include: Adult Day Services; Assisted Living; Case Management; Cognitive Services; Day Habilitation; Medical Equipment and Supplies; Personal Care; Personal Emergency Response; Respite; and Support for Participant Direction.
  • AIDS/HIV Related Diseases (AHW): This waiver allows persons with HIV/AIDS who meet the hospital level of care to remain living at home and in the community. Services offered under this waiver include: case management, personal care services, respite care, mental health services, and supplemental nutrition.