Medicaid Waiver Program
The Maryland Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Waiver for Older Adults, commonly known as the Waiver for Older Adults or the Medicaid Waiver, provides services in the community to low-income adults who would otherwise require nursing home placement.
When waiver slots are available, individuals must meet medical, financial and technical guidelines to be eligible. If you are interested in waiver services, you must put your name on the waiver services registry by contacting the Maryland Department of Aging at 1-866-417-3480. Once your name is on the registry, the state will notify you if slots become available. The waiting list is maintained continuously.
The waiver provides individuals with the opportunity to obtain needed services in their home or in an assisted living facility. In-home services for eligible participants can include:
- personal care
- environmental assessments and modifications
- behavior consultation services
- personal emergency response systems
- home delivered meals
- diet and nutritional services
- family and consumer training
- non-emergency medical transportation
To put your name on the waiver services registry, call toll free 1-866-417-3480. For information on how to become a professional Provider of Waiver services, call 410-767-0755.
Revised June 27, 2013