Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Programs are available in Pennsylvania to provide supportive services to qualified individuals who wish to remain in their homes and communities rather than enter a nursing home or intermediate care facility.
Waiver programs provide long-term care and support to individuals at risk for institutionalization but who wish to remain living in their homes. The programs provide medical and non-medical services at home and other community-based settings in order to help people remain living independently. These Waiver services are not typically covered under Medicare or Medicaid, particularly on a long-term basis.
Waiver services include skilled nursing coverage, personal care assistance, and home modifications. Available services differ depending on the Waiver program the person may qualify for, and the service plan that is developed to address their individual needs.
The following Waiver programs are available in Southwestern Pennsylvania for adults with physical and developmental disabilities: