The Medicaid Waiver Services program in Louisiana gives extra support to children and adults with disabilities.
Waivers are a part of Medicaid which is a state-funded health insurance.
They're also called home and community based waivers.
If a person can live at home, but only with support, the waivers give that support.
The goal is to help people to not have to live in a residential home or nursing home. (These are sometimes called Institutional Care Facilities or ICEs.)
Applying for a Medicaid Waiver could be one of the most important things you do to get support for your family member throughout their life.
The waivers offer a range of services that can help in different ways.
Maybe you're applying for the first time, waiting until they have services for you, or have been accepted and need help setting up your services. Either way, we'll help you through!
We'll tell you:
What kinds of services the Waivers offer
How to apply
What to do while if you have to wait
How to set up a Plan of Care
Who to call with questions