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The Medicaid Waiver Programs were designed to help people to live at home as long as possible. Instead of living in a nursing home or an institution, people can now live at home and get additional care and support at home. Medicaid Waiver Programs are designed to pay for things that medicaid does not pay for, like adult day training and respite. Most people who have developmental disabilities in Florida are on the Home and Community Based Services Developmental Disabilities Waiver (HCBS/DD) or the Florida Supported Living Waiver (FSL). A few are on the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) Waiver. You can not be on more than one waiver program.
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Adult Day Health Care Waiver
For People in Palm Beach and Lee Counties Only- This Waiver helps provide Adult Day Health Care. To qualify you must be aged 75 or older and live with a caregiver.
Aged / Disabled Adult Waiver
This Waiver helps adults 65 and over continue to live in their own home or with their family. It provides extra support to keep people out of nursing homes. If you are 18 or over, and have a physical disability, you might also qualify. This program is provided by the Department of Elder Affairs.
Alzheimers Disease Waiver
For people who live in Miami Dade, Broward, and Pinellas Counties only- This waiver is for people age 60 and over who have Alzheimer Disease. It provides extra support to caregivers, and helps keep people out of nursing homes.
This waiver is for people who live in assisted living facilities. It provides extra support and care so they don't have to live in a nursing home. It is only for people who are age 60 and over.
For people who live in Dade, Monroe, and Broward Counties only- This waiver provides additional supports for people age 65 or older who live at home.
Project AIDS Waiver
Helps people who have AIDS continue to live at home.
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Waiver
This waiver is for people who are age 18 and over and have Cystic Fibrosis. To qualify you must be at risk of hospitalization.
This Waiver is provided by the Department of Health. It is for people age 18 and over.
Beyond Waiver Programs- Other Programs
Hospice Medicaid Program This program is for people who are terminally ill. It provides extra support so they can live at home as long as possible.
Institutional Care Program (ICP) This program pays part of the cost of care for people living in nursing facilities.
Long Term Care Community Diversion Program This program assists people with medical care and long term care.
Medicaid For Aged and Disabled (MED-AD) This program gives full medicaid benefits to aged and disabled people who are low income.
F.A.C.T. You might Qualify For the F.A.C.T. Program if you have:
- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
Medically Needy Program This is a medicaid "Share of Cost" program. It provides medicaid to people who earn too much money to qualify for regular medicaid, but have high medical bills. You qualify for the program on a "month to month" basis.
Optional State Supplementation (OSS) OSS is cash assistance for people who live in an assisted living facility. It helps cover the room and board fees, and provides a monthly personal allowance. There are income limits to qualify for this program.
Program of All Inclusive Care For Elderly (Pace) Pace develops a complete care plan. It's for people who qualify for nursing home placement, but want to continue to live at home.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) This program pays monthly premiums, deductibles, and co-insurance of Medicare for low income people.
Qualifying Individuals 1 (QI1) This program pays Medicare Part B premiums for low income people.
Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) This program pays Medicare Part B premiums for low income people.