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1 The Department of Public Welfare offers several different waiver programs that fund services for individuals who may qualify.

2 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.

3 DDesigned 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: AA resident of Pennsylvania AAge *even if they are still in school HHave a severe developmental physical disability requiring an Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care TThe 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. MMeet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office

4 SServes 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: AA Pennsylvania resident 221 years of age or older HHave a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and require a Nursing Facility (NF) level of care MMeet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office

5  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

6 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

7 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

8 Please contact our Referral Coordinator, Meghan Asciutto x Exton Commons Exton, PA

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