What is a waiver?
The federal government “waives” certain rules enabling New York to select a portion of the population to receive specialized services not available to all Medicaid recipients.
What is Care at Home?
Hamaspik has developed “Care at Home” to provide a cost affective, community based, alternative to placement in a hospital or nursing facility, specifically for families who are ineligible for Medicaid due to high income and/or resources. This program provides comprehensive individualized help to enable families bring home their physically disabled child from a hospital or nursing home.
The CAH Waiver applicant must:
- Be under 18 years of age,
- Reside in New York State,
- Have had a 30-day hospital stay (continuous or within a 90 day period),
- Be ineligible for Medicaid,
- Be physically disabled (per SSI reg.),
- Need a nursing “level of care”, and
- Choose and be able to live at home.
Families determined eligible for Care at Home are provided any or all of the services below, based on a personalized budget/needs plan.
- Nursing – provides a skilled nurse in the child’s residence for up to 18 hours per day.
- Service Coordination – A Hamaspik staff coordinator is designated as the child’s service coordinator to identify eligible resources and services, implement and maintain them, and advocate on the child’s behalf.
- Environmental Modification – provides for renovations in the child’s residence, as well as one parent-owned vehicle to promote independence and ensure safety.
- Respite – provides short term relief to parents and care-givers.
- Medical Equipment and Supplies – provides durable and non-durable equipment as needed.
For More Information about the Care at Home program, contact: Hamaspik Mrs. Preisler, CAH Waiver Coordinator (845) 356-8400 Ext. 210