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Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCB Waiver)

Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCB Waiver)

The Home and Community-Based Waiver program provides Medicaid coverage to eligible persons who are aged or disabled, who would otherwise require nursing facility level of care. Services include but are not limited to the following: assessment and reassessment, case management, homemaker services, personal care services, respite care, minor home adaptations, attendant care, and adult day health care.

Do I qualify for this service?
If you receive Medicaid and meet the nursing facility level of care, you qualify for this program (if not previously eligible, qualifying for HCB may enable you to become eligible for Medicaid). Some families choose to pay for the first month of HCB. The second month of service eligibility is determined by the financial eligibility of the individual instead of the family. A physician must certify that without these services, the physician would order nursing facility care. There is no age requirement for the HCB Waiver.

How do I apply?
Your local Community Mental Health Center may have a listing of Home Health Agencies that are HCB providers in your area. Local Community Mental Health Centers are listed in this resource guide. Complete a financial application at the local Department for Community Based Services office.

(502) 564-5707
(800) 372-2973
Division of Community Alternatives
Home and Community Based Services Branch
275 East Main St., 6 W-B
Frankfort, KY 40621