Ohio Home Care Waiver
The Ohio Home Care Waiver is a limited-enrollment, cost-capped program of home and community services for people with serious disabilities and unstable medical conditions who would be eligible for Medicaid coverage in a nursing home or hospital.
Home and community-based services waiver programs are operated under a special agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees and provides a large part of the funding for state Medicaid programs. Waiver programs are an alternative to care in an institution.
Services and Features
How To Get Services
Submit a Home and Community Based Services Waiver Referral (form 2399) and other necessary paperwork at your county department of job and family services. Someone from the case management agency for your part of the state will visit you to gather information about you and your needs. Part of this process is determining if you have either an intermediate or a skilled level of care that will qualify you for the program. If the agency recommends that you be enrolled on the waiver program and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Home and Community Services agrees, a case manager will be assigned to help you plan for and receive the services you need.
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