The Ohio Home Care Waiver allows individuals with physical disabilities and unstable medical conditions to receive care in their homes and communities instead of nursing facilities, hospitals or rehabilitation facilities. It also allows these individuals to have more control of their lives and remain active participants in their communities.
To request an Ohio Home Care Waiver, complete the application and submit it to your local county department of job and family services. You may also need to complete a Medicaid application if you do not currently receive Medicaid coverage. You can use the county directory to find your county department of job and family services.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid will assign a case management agency to conduct a level of care assessment of your needs. If you meet the eligibility requirements for the Ohio Home Care Waiver and the financial eligibility for Medicaid, you will be enrolled in the waiver and a case manager will be assigned to help develop a person-centered care plan for you and to coordinate your services.