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Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver Provider Information

Living Choices Assisted Living Provider Enrollment

  • A Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver "assisted living services" provider must be licensed as a Level II Assisted Living Facility or licensed as a Class A Home Health Agency who has a contract with a licensed Level II Assisted Living Facility to provide waiver services.

  • Providers must be enrolled with the Division of Medical Services Medicaid Provider Enrollment Unit as a Living Choices Assisted Living provider.



Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver Eligibility & Services

Client Eligibility


    To be eligible for Living Choices, you must:

    1. Be age 65 and over, or age 21 and over and blind or have a physical disability.

    2. Meet certain financial eligibility requirements as determined by Medicaid, including: Monthly Income No More than 300% of SSI (Resource Limits: $2,000 Individual/$3,000 Couple) Click here for more information about financial eligibility.

    3. Have functional needs that would require institutional care in a nursing facility at the Intermediate Level. Applicants classified as skilled care patients are not eligible for Living Choices.


      To meet functional criteria for the Living Choices waiver program, the applicant must meet at least one of the following criteria as determined by a licensed medical professional:

    1. The individual is unable to perform either of the following:

    (A) At least one of the three activities of daily living (ADL) of transferring/locomotion, eating or toileting without extensive assistance from or total dependence upon another person; or

    (B) At least two of the three activities of daily living (ADL) of transferring/locomotion, eating or toileting without limited assistance from another person; or,

    2. Medical assessment results in a score of three or more on cognitive performance scale; or

    3. Medical assessment results in Changes in Health, End-stage disease, Signs and Symptoms (CHESS) score of three or more.

    NOTE: Definitions related to the Nursing Home Admission Criteria are available from the Division of Aging & Adult Services or the Division of Medical Services' Office of Long Term Care upon request

    Questions?

    If you have questions, contact the Division of Aging and Adult Services

    Phone: 501-682-2441
    TDD: 501-682-2443
    Fax: 501-682-8155
    or Call toll-free 1-866-801-3435 (8 to 4:30 M - F)

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