Waiver Services

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Department on Aging and HFS 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 Persons with Disabilities Waiver is for people who have a medical determination of a diagnosed, severe disability, which is expected to last for 12 months or for the duration of life who are also at risk of nursing facility placement.

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 / Assistive equipment
  • 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, of any age, that have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS and are at risk of placement in a nursing facility.

Services include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Transportation to an Adult Day Care center
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Home modifications / Assistive equipment
  • 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 persons with brain injury, of any age, who are at risk of nursing facility placement due to functional limitations resulting from the brain injury. Services include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Transportation to an Adult Day Care center
  • Behavioral Services
  • Day Habilitation
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Home modifications / Assistive equipment
  • Home delivered meals
  • Homemaker services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical 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