Services in the US Part V of VI - Home and Community-Based Services
Home and Community-Based Services
What is it? home and community-based services are for people with disabilities or special health-care needs and the elderly in order to help them remain in their homes and in their community. Before the creation of these services, people with disabilities were often institutionalized.
Who qualifies? Medicaid beneficiaries
What can they help me with? Respite care, home access modifications (ramps, showers), nursing care, vehicle modifications (wheelchair lift), mental health care
How do I get in contact with them? There are currently waitlists in almost every state and some of them are up to 10 years long. Please see Waitlists and Wavers below for contact information.
Caregivers are an important part of our healthcare system. Respite is rest for the caregiver to allow them to be strong, refreshed and healthy enough to care for their loved on with health care needs.
+ http://archrespite.org The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs.
+ http://lotsahelpinghands.org Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Service brings together caregivers and volunteers during crisis.