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1Waiver Overview, Eligibility Criteria and Services HOME SERVICES PROGRAMWaiver Overview,Eligibility Criteriaand Services
2What is the Home Services Program (HSP)? Illinois Department of Human ServicesDivision of Rehabilitation ServicesHistory:1979 inception, 1982 waiver written35K customersPurposeHSP consists of 3 different waivers:Persons with DisabilitiesPersons with Brain InjuriesPersons with HIV or AIDS
3What is a Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver? Waivers provide alternatives to nursing home placement for Medicaid recipientsThe Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) monitors all of the HCBS waivers in IllinoisWaivers allows Illinois to recoup a portion of the money spent on direct services to Medicaid recipients
4What is a Home and Community Based Waiver? (continued) Illinois waiver agencies pay for the services up front and then request reimbursement.Crucial for customers to be Medicaid eligible whenever possible, but not mandatory.80% of HSP customers are Medicaid recipients, and the state receives 50% reimbursement for waiver expenditures for these individuals.The remaining 20% receive services that are funded directly through state GRF, which are not reimbursed.
5LimitationApplicants cannot receive services through two waiver program simultaneously.Other Illinois Waivers:DSCC- Division of Specialized Care for ChildrenDoA- Department on AgingDDD - Division of Developmental Disabilities HFS – Supported Living Facilities
6Eligibility CriteriaUnited States citizen or lawful permanent resident statusIllinois ResidentApplicants must be under the age of 60AIDS/BI no age limitServices are reassessed at minimum 1x/year.Severe disability which lasts 12 months or duration of life
7Eligibility Criteria (cont.) Need for long term care based on scoring of the Determination of Need [DON].Physician or Neuropsychologist must approve plan of care.Service plan costs must be at or below the Service Cost Maximum.
8Eligibility Criteria (cont.) Assets cannot exceed $17,500 for a customer over 18 or total family assets cannot exceed $35,000 for a customer under the age of 18.Customer must apply and cooperate with Medicaid application process until an eligibility decision has been reached.
9Aging Customers in HSPThe following chart indicates actual experience of an individual who was served by the Home Services Program over a period of several years.In addition to changes due to aging, this customer also experienced significant decline in her physical functioning due to muscular dystrophy.The chart highlights HSP’s flexibility in meeting the ongoing needs of our customers.
10MD, poor vision, poor ambulation 1987Age 451997Age 552007Age 652011Age 69MD, poor vision, poor ambulationMD, history of UTI and blurred vision, poor ambulationMD, anxiety,pneumonia, cataracts, decreased ambulation, heart attackMD, another heart attack 2011,oxygen 24/7, W/C dependentDON/Plan: 41/68 hoursDON/Plan:42/77 hours49/113 hours54/140 hoursCaneCane, W/CrampEHRSW/C lift, ramp, EHRS
13Personal AssistantChosen by the customer or representative; not employed by an agencyCustomer/representative must be able to direct careNon-skilled care and skilled careTeach, supervise, physically provide services
14HomemakerUsed for customers unable to locate or unable to manage a PA.Worker is assigned to a customer, but is supervised by an agency.Less flexibility in scheduling.
16Adult Day Care [ADC] Community based setting outside of the home Typically used when a customer’s primary caregiver works during the day and the customer need supervision.
17Home Delivered Meals [HDM] Meals that are delivered to the customer’s home when the individual is unable to prepare meals, but can feed him/herself.Various community organizations are contracted to provide these meals.
18Emergency Home Response [EHR] Device rented by the month to enhance customer safety in the home should there be an emergency situation.Can purchase modification/device to enable customer to use EHR system
19Assistive EquipmentPurchase, repair or rental of equipment that is medically necessary and not covered by other insurance:the safety of the customer or caregiver,enables customers to perform activities of daily living independentlyreduces the cost of HSP services in the home
21Environmental Modifications Structurally changing the home environment for accessibilityEnhance independence in ADLs, prevent anticipated increase, reduce services, or health & safety issue for customer or caregivers.$25K limit for a 5 year period (includes assistive equipment purchases)
23Special PopulationsAIDS and Brain Injury waiver customers have higher SCMs and utilize case managers.Special Brain Injury waiver services include:HabilitationPre-VocationalSupported EmploymentCounseling/Psychotherapy
24Respite Relief for primary caretaker. Can be used all at once or spread out.Up to 240 hour per calendar year.
25Community Reintegration Program and Money Follows the Person What is CRP? MFP?Program enhancements.Work with local Centers for Independent Living to assist eligible individuals to move out of nursing homes.445 customers presently served.DoA, DD, DMH also have MFP programs, which are part of the Federal Rebalancing Demonstration for Long Term Care.
26Referral ProcessContact your local DHS/DRS office and make a phone referral.Visit your local DHS/DRS office in person.Have your medical doctor/therapist make a referral.Make a referral on-line at