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Assisted Living Choices | Overview

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.
  • A Living Choices Assisted Living Waiver "pharmacist consultant services" provider must be licensed as a pharmacist and certified as a Consultant Pharmacist in Charge issued by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and must have a written agreement with a licensed Level II assisted living facility to perform these services.
  • Providers must be certified by DAAS.
  • 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:

  • Be age 65 and over, or age 21 and over and blind or physically disabled
  • Meet certain financial eligibility requirements as determined by Medicaid that include
    • Monthly Income No More than 300% of SSI
    • Resource Limit
      • $2,000 Individual
      • $3,000 Couple
  • Have medical needs that would require institutional care in a nursing facility at the Intermediate Level, if there were no waiver services. Applicants classified as skilled care patients are not eligible for Living Choices.
    • Must be nursing home placement/level of care eligible (meet medical criteria) as determined by the Utilization Review Section based on information on the DHS-703 completed by the DHS RN.

To meet medical 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. The individual has a primary or secondary diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and is cognitively impaired so as to require substantial supervision from another individual because he or she engages in inappropriate behaviors which pose serious health or safety hazards to himself or others; or,

3. The individual has a diagnosed medical condition which requires monitoring or assessment at least once a day by a licensed medical professional and the condition, if untreated, would be life threatening.

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)

DHS Division of Aging and Adult Services | P.O. Box 1437 - Slot S-530 | Little Rock, AR 72203-1437 | 501.682.2441 | eMail
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