Programs for Adults 65 and over

Health and Human Services

Alternative Care Grant (ACG)

Alternative Care (AC) program is open to eligible applicants age 65 or older, at risk of nursing home placement, and would become eligible for MA within 180 days of entering a nursing home. Clients may be eligible for adult day care, personal care and/or home health services, medical supplies or equipment, meals on wheels, or assisted living, residential care services, adult foster care, or companion services. The monthly cost of home care services must be less than 75% of the average monthly cost to MA nursing home care.

Elderly Waiver (EW)

The Elderly Waiver (EW) program is open to eligible applicants age 65 or older, at risk for nursing home placement, and eligible for MA; clients may be eligible for adult day care, personal care and/or home health nurse services, medically supplies or equipment, home delivered meals, or assisted living, residential care services, adult foster care, or companion services. The monthly cost of home care services must be less than the average monthly cost to MA for nursing home care.