Individuals with disabilities have different needs. The goal of the Idaho Medicaid program is to provide the right level of care in the least restrictive setting possible and try to keep individuals with disabilities in their homes and communities whenever possible. However, there are times when a higher level of care, such as nursing home services are required. This section helps describe the different services and living arrangements available under the Idaho Medicaid program for individuals with physical, developmental, or medical disabilities.
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
Residential Assisted Living Facilities, commonly referred to as RALFs, are group living arrangements in a facility or residence operated on either