Long Term Care Waivers

The Alabama Medicaid Agency administers a comprehensive program of long term care services that offers eligible patients a wide range of care choices as well as increased opportunities to receive services at home or in the community.

Long term care services include home health services, hospice care, private duty nursing and targeted case management as well as care in nursing and other long term care facilities. Seven waiver programs provide alternatives to institutional care.

Home and community-based waiver programs are available to eligible Medicaid recipients who are at risk of needing care in a nursing home, hospital or other institution. Clients must meet financial, medical and program requirements and must be willing to receive services in their homes or communities.

Medicaid patients are eligible to receive services in Long Term Care facilities based on patient assessments and plans of care. In addition to medical criteria, patients must meet financial and other requirements as specified by law. Long Term Care facilities include nursing homes, swing beds in hospitals and certain facilities for the mentally and intellectually disabled.

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