The Ohio Home Care Waiver (OHCW) Program
The OHCW program benefit package consists of nursing services, personal care assistance services and/or skilled therapy services, plus waiver-specific services such as home modifications, home-delivered meals, adult day health care, respite care, supplemental transportation, adaptive/assistive devices, and emergency response systems. ODJFS contracts with a case management agency CareStar to provide case management services.
Who is eligible?
The OHCW program is designed to meet the needs of financially eligible consumers who have been assessed to require an intermediate or skilled level of care and who are age 59 or younger. Without the services available through the waiver benefit, these consumers are at risk for hospital or nursing home placement. Consumers approved for the OHCW benefit may receive care and services at home.
Please note that a waiting list may exist when you apply. When a slot in the program becomes available, applicants on the waiting list will be notified by certified letter so that they can re-apply within 30 days.