July 29, 2016

Independence Waiver

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If you are an adult with a severe physical disability, the Independence Waiver may be able to help you live or remain in the community and remain as independent as possible.

Services available may include:

•  Adult Daily Living Services

•  Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies

•  Community Integration

•  Community Transition Services

•  Home Health

•  Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

•  Service Coordination

•  Non-Medical Transportation

•  Personal Assistance Services

•  Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)

•  Respite

•  Service Coordination

•  Supported Employment

•  Therapeutic and Counseling Services

To be eligible for Attendant Care Services, you must:

•  Be a resident of Pennsylvania

•  Be 18-60 – Individuals that turn 60 while in the waiver will be able to continue to receive services through the Independence Waiver.

•  Individuals who are physically disabled (but not with mental retardation or have a major mental disorder as a primary diagnosis), who reside in a Nursing                    Facility (NF) or the community but who have been assessed to require services at the level of nursing facility level of care.

•  In addition, the disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities:

•  Self-care, understanding and use of language, learning, mobility, self-direction and/or capacity for independent living.

•  Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.

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