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Aging Waiver

The Aging Waiver program is a program that is set up to allow money that is traditionally used for nursing home care to be used for care for individuals who want to remain at home. This is an alternative to using nursing homes. To qualify for this service, the individual must:

  • Be over 60 years old
  • Reside in Jefferson County
  • Meet certain financial criteria
  • Require a level of care offered by a nursing facility
  • Choose a community-based service rather then being placed in a nursing facility

Services that may be available to the consumer include:

  • Adult Daily Living Services
  • Community Transition Services
  • Companion Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Environmental Modifications
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Home Health Services
  • Home Support Services
  • Non-Medical Transportation Services
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Participant-Directed Community Supports
  • Personal Care Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Respite Services
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • TeleCare

The Aging Waiver program offers persons and their families an option of receiving care at home rather than being placed at a nursing facility. Family members can remain in-touch with their family members and they do not have to worry about traveling long distances to visit a nursing home. In-home care will enable the older person to remain in familiar surroundings and with their families.