Presentation on theme: "The Department of Public Welfare offers several different waiver programs that fund services for individuals who may qualify."— Presentation transcript:
The Department of Public Welfare offers several different waiver programs that fund services for individuals who may qualify.
They have recently re-opened the OBRA and COMMCare waivers, which have been closed to new enrollees for the last few years. What does this mean? ◦ More people are now able to gain access to services that allow them to live as independently as possible within their community.
DDesigned to avoid eventual nursing home placement by receiving therapy services that enable someone to live more independently in their homes and communities. To be eligible, you must be: AA resident of Pennsylvania AAge 18-59 *even if they are still in school HHave a severe developmental physical disability requiring an Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care TThe disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: ◦S◦Self-care, communication, learning, mobility, self-direction and capacity for independent living. MMeet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
SServes people who have a diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury and are eligible for nursing home services but live in their own homes. Allows individuals to receive community-based services in an effort to prevent admission to nursing homes. To be eligible, you must be: AA Pennsylvania resident 221 years of age or older HHave a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and require a Nursing Facility (NF) level of care MMeet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
Anticipating approximately 1100 additional people to be able to access services. OBRA waiting list – 16 people COMMCare waiting list- 125 people Individuals previously on waiting lists have been contacted and assessments for re-evaluations have been scheduled. Began to process applications for those who have recently applied. NOT based on first come first served – two tiered priority system ◦ People currently in nursing homes or imminent risk of placement ◦ Everyone else in order of entry onto waiting list
Services available may include: Adult Daily Living Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies Community Integration Community Transition Services Financial Management Services Home Health Non-Medical Transportation Personal Assistance Services Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) Prevocational Services Residential Habilitation Services Respite Service Coordination Structured Day Habilitation Services Supported Employment Therapeutic and Counseling Services
Created to offer students a chance to develop and apply new skills in a variety of different settings with a focus on social and functional skill development. Develop social, functional, cognitive, vocational, academic skills and community experiences. The STEPS summer group program will meet Monday through Friday 12:30-4:30pm Individuals can also receive One-on-One Services Services are individualized and can be combined with 1:1 therapy to create a full day program Register by: May 1st, 2014 STEPS is located at 669 Exton Commons, Exton, PA 19341.