Alternatives to Nursing Homes

The links on this page provide you with information on a range of options, services and funding sources for the Office of Long-Term Living’s Home and Community-based Services.

Aging Waiver: Home and community-based program for individuals 60 years of age or over.

Attendant Care Program: Home and community-based program for individuals with physical disabilities capable of a) selecting and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs.

Community HealthChoices: If you’re 21 or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid, or receive long-term supports through Medicaid because you need help with everyday personal tasks, you’ll be covered by Community HealthChoices.

Independence Waiver: Home and community-based program for individuals with physical disabilities.

Nursing Home Transition: Program to help nursing home residents to move back into their home and the community.

LIFE (Living Independence for the Elderly): Allows the elderly to live independently on their own while receiving services and supports that meet the health and personal needs of the individual.

OBRA Waiver: Home and community-based program for individuals with severe developmental physical disabilities.

Specialized Services: Program to provide training, encouragement, and other tangible supports, which enable a person to acquire, regain, improve, or maximize their skills and abilities.

Contact

Long-Term Living Helpline
Toll free 1-800-753-8827

Office of Long-Term Living
Bureau of Individual Support

(717) 787-8091