What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Illinois?

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

  • HCBS Waiver for Persons Who are Elderly
  • elderly adults
  • Supported Living Program
  • Waiver For Adults with DD
  • HCBS Waiver for Persons with Brain Injury
  • Waiver for Children that are Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent
  • HCBS Waiver for Persons with HIV or AIDS
  • Support Waiver for Children and Young Adults
  • Residential Waiver for Children and Young Adults with DD

What waiver programs assist older adults in Illinois? There are two med waivers to assist elderly adults in Illinois.

  • Persons who are Elderly- Age 60 and Over- operated by The Illinois Department on Aging (DoA), Illinois Healthcare and Family Services (HFS)
  • Supported Living Facility- 22-64 with physical disabilities and elderly 65 and over.

What is the best number to call to get started with the med waiver program for seniors in Illinois?
Persons Who Are Elderly Waiver- 800-252-8966
Supported Living Waiver 217-524-7245

Is there a website?

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the elderly waiver in Illinois? Persons 60 years of age or older who are at risk of nursing facility placement qualify for the Persons Who Are Elderly program in Illinois. The target groups are those who are aged, age 65 and older, and those who are physically disabled, ages 60- 64.

Furthermore, You must be a US citizen and a resident of the State of Illinois. You must be medicaid eligible. You must be able to be safely maintained in the home or community based setting. The estimated cost to the state for home care must be less than estimated cost for institution care in Illinois.

How old do you have to be to start receiving waiver services in Illinois? You must be at least 60 years old to qualify for the Elderly Waiver In Illinois.

What Services Are Offered in Illinois & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Elderly Medicaid waiver program offer in Illinois? The following is a list of services available to persons enrolled in the Persons Who Are Elderly Waiver in Illinois.

  • In-home Service (Homemaker)
  • Adult Day Service
  • Emergency Home Response System

How Do You Select A Provider?

Do you have a choice in providers in Illinois? Illinois services are provided by Home and Community Services based Managed Care organizations as approved by the State Operating Agencies.

Additional Information

States cannot spend more on waiver services than it would cost to provide care in a hospital, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility.

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