Home and Community Based Services Waivers that are governed by the Developmental Disabilities system through Ohio’s Medicaid plan allow individuals to live, work, and remain or become a part of their local community rather than receiving services in settings such as Long Term Care Facilities or Nursing homes. Individuals must have a current or immediate need and meet Level of Care criteria to receive this service.

Services provided by the waiver program include but aren’t limited to: Homemaker Personal Care in the home of their choosing, Adult Day Supports, Transportation, Job coaching, Vocational skills training, Remote Technology/Supports, Nursing, Meal Services, Respite, Home Modifications and many other supports and services as needed.

In Ohio’s HCBS waiver system the waivers operated by the County Boards of DD require a “local waiver match” This means, except in cases where the waiver is fully state funded, the local county board is responsible for approximately 40% of the cost of the services delivered.