Waiver applicants have to meet the same level of care criteria as nursing home applicants. Two additional criteria are applicable for Assisted Living for the Elderly waiver applicants:
Has a diagnosed degenerative or chronic medical condition requiring nursing services that cannot be provided in a standard licensed assisted living facility but are available in assisted living facilities licensed to provide Limited Nursing Services or Extended Congregate Care Services; or
Is a Medicaid-eligible resident awaiting discharge from a nursing home who cannot return to a private residence because of the need for supervision, personal care services, periodic nursing services, or a combination of the three; and
Is receiving case management, is in need of assisted living services as determined by the community case manager, and is determined to meet eligibility criteria.