Relief for Senior Caregivers

Are you a caregiver for a senior who needs 24-hour care or supervision? Scared to move them to a skilled nursing facility with the COVID-19 pandemic running rampant? There are options available for help!

Have you heard about Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) waivers for Medicaid? This program was implemented to help keep seniors at home for as long as possible. Studies show seniors do better mentally and physically when they are able to stay in a home environment. Home care is typically more economical for the Medicaid program as well. 

Each applicant is approved for different HCBS waivers depending on his or her needs. These needs can include personal or attendant care, which consists of the following

  • Aid with activities of daily living, such as taking a bath, getting dressed, grooming, and mobility.
  • Homemaker services, like assistance with cleaning, laundry, shopping, and cooking.
  • Respite care for caregivers, both at home and in adult daycare. 
  • Nursing services are also covered. 

Medicaid qualification guidelines for seniors have changed significantly over the years. There are a lot of myths and misinformation floating around about the qualification process. Ozarks Elder Law can help sort through the confusion and help you through the application process to qualify for Medicaid and apply for the HCBS waiver.

There are limits and only a certain amount of spots are available in Missouri for the HCBS waiver. If you need help call us today! Schedule a free consultation to see what options are available.