The Assisted Living Waiver Program pays for a variety of assisted living services.

Assisted living combines a home-like setting with personal support services to provide more intensive care than is available through home care services. Assisted living facilities provide older adults with an option to nursing facility care that is both less expensive and less restrictive.

Assisted living residences vary considerably, but most provide meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and social activities. They also offer personal care, such as assistance with eating, bathing, grooming and personal hygiene. Some nursing care is also provided, including medication administration and dressing changes.

Assisted Living Facilities offer a variety of services, depending on the needs of an individual participant, including meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and social activities. Personal care is also available including hands-on assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, and personal hygiene. Nursing care may be provided including medication administration and skilled services as needed.

Some participants may be eligible for a one-time allowance to help cover the costs of moving to an assisted living setting.

Costs for fees associated with assisted living vary based on the individual. The Assisted Living Waver pays costs based on a three-tier system, determined by income eligibility and specific need.

Home Choice

The Home Choice program is made available through Ohio’s Department of Medicaid supported by Buckeye Hills to provide eligible individuals the chance to transition from a long-term care facility to home and community settings.

The purpose of Home Choice is to assist folks who want to locate home and move from a long-term care facility back into the community.

Once individuals are in long-term care facilities, it is difficult for them to move back into the community because they usually do not have homes or access to other services and supports necessary for daily living. Transition coordination will help them plan and arrange for services and supports they need while relocating from an institution to a community.

Home Choice will support individuals with transition services up to $2,000, by locating housing, transitioning, and connecting to community services such as health care, pharmacies, personal assistance and more.