Ohio Home Care Waiver

The Ohio Home Care Waiver provides in-home care for Medicaid-eligible children and adults who have significant disabilities and/or mental health needs. Without this program, these individuals might be forced to leave their homes in order to receive care in a hospital, nursing home or other institutional setting.

A care manager works with the individual’s care team to create a service plan, which may include:

  • adult day/out-of-home respite
  • personal care/homemaking
  • emergency response systems
  • home-delivered meals
  • home modification
  • adaptive/assistive devices
  • transportation (non-medical only)


  • Age 59 and under
  • Low-income (Medicaid eligible)
  • Require nursing home level of care

*May not be eligible if currently receiving or if you qualify for developmental disabilities (DD) waiver services.

For more information, review the Ohio Home Care Waiver Fact Sheet, or call the Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025 or (800) 252-0155, Option 2.