Waiver Services

The Illinois Department of Human Services has a variety of waiver services available for people who qualify. These waivers allow members to receive additional benefits that help you live independently. These services are available in addition to medical and behavioral health benefits. There are five types of waivers available. These include:

Elderly WaiverThe Elderly Waiver is for people 60 years or older that live in the community. Services include:

  • Adult Day Care Services
  • Transportation to an Adult Day Care center
  • Homemaker Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System

Persons with Disabilities Waiver: The Individuals with Disabilities Waiver is for people who have a physical disability. This includes people from the ages of 19-59. Services include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Transportation to an Adult Day Care center
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Home modifications
  • Home delivered meals
  • Home health aide
  • Homemaker services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Personal Assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Respite
  • Skilled nursing
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Speech therapy

Persons with HIV or AIDS WaiverThis waiver is for individuals that have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Services include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Transportation to an Adult Day Care center
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Home modifications
  • Homemaker services
  • Home delivered meals
  • Personal assistant
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Respite
  • Skilled nursing
  • Home health aide
  • Speech therapy
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies

Persons with Brain Injury WaiverThis waiver is for people who have an injury to the brain. Services include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Transportation to an Adult Day Care center
  • Behavioral Services
  • Day Habilitation
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Home modifications
  • Home delivered meals
  • Homemaker services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Personal Assistant
  • Vocational Services
  • Respite
  • Skilled Nursing/Home Health Aide
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Speech Therapy
  • Supported Employment services

Supportive Living Facilities WaiverThis is for individuals that need assistance with activities of daily living and reside in a supportive living facility. The following services may be provided to your directly by the Supportive Living Facility:

  • Intermittent nursing services
  • Meals and snacks
  • Medication oversight
  • Personal care
  • Social/recreational programming
  • Health promotion & exercise programming
  • 24-hour response/security staff
  • Emergency call system
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Well-being check
  • Ancillary services