Assisted Living Waiver
The Assisted Living Waiver program gives Medicaid-eligible adults the opportunity to live in an approved assisted living facility. It is an alternative for people who need long term care, but not a nursing home. Assisted living offers residents more independence, privacy, opportunities for social interaction, and services more tailored to their needs.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio is the Assisted Living Waiver program administrator responsible for participant assessment, case management and contract management with facility providers in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties.
Assisted Living and the Assisted Living Waiver, is an attractive alternative for people who need long-term care, but not necessarily in a nursing home.
Privacy and independence are key features of the Assisted Living Waiver. Facilities provide private, single-occupancy apartments with a private bathroom and space for socialization. In addition to private living space, two types of services are provided: 1) assisted living services and 2) community transition services. Clients also have a care manager from Council on Aging.
Assisted Living Facilities
The Assisted Living Waiver provides another long-term care option for low-income, disabled adults who want to live independently but who need caregiving and financial assistance.
In order to be eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver you must meet the following criteria:
A Council on Aging registered nurse or licensed social worker will meet with you to determine your eligibility.
If you qualify, Council on Aging staff will develop an individual care plan for you, your family and the staff at the assisted living facility where you`ll be living.
You must be eligible for Medicaid to participate in this program. Ohio`s Medicaid program pays for the cost of care in an assisted living facility, enabling the client to use his or her resources to cover room and board expenses, plus retain $50 per month as a living allowance. Depending on the client`s income, a co-payment may also be required.
To determine if you are eligible for the Assisted Living Waiver, please call Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025.