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
  • Transportation to an adult day care
  • Homemaker
  • 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 adult day Care
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Home-delivered Meals
  • Environmental accessibility adaptations
  • Specialized medical equipment
  • Home health aide
  • Homemaker
  • Personal assistant
  • Nursing
  • Intermittent nursing
  • Extended state plan therapy services (physical, occupational, speech)
  • Respite

 

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
  • Personal emergency response system
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Environmental accessibility adaptations
  • Specialized medical equipment
  • Home health aide
  • Homemaker
  • Personal assistant
  • Nursing
  • Intermittent nursing
  • Extended state plan therapy services (physical, occupational, speech)
  • Respite

 

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
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Day habilitation
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Environmental accessibility adaptations
  • Home health aide
  • Homemaker
  • Personal assistant
  • Nursing
  • Intermittent nursing
  • Extended state plan therapy services (physical, occupational, speech)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Specialized medical equipment
  • Prevocational services
  • Supported employment
  • Respite

 

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