Home and community based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings. Eligible individuals must demonstrate the need for a Level of Care that would meet the state’s eligibility requirements for services in an institutional setting.
Services available under the HCBS program will be approved based on individual needs and may include:
- case management (i.e. supports and service coordination)
- homemaker services
- home health aide
- personal care
- adult day health services
- habilitation (both day and residential)
- respite care
Other services may be approved when they assist in diverting and/or transitioning individuals from institutional settings into their homes and community.