How to Apply for Medicaid-Waiver Home Care Services in Philadelphia
Updated: Sep 9
We receive many calls asking this question. So, for those who are wondering, here is the application process for Medicaid-Waiver Services in the Philadelphia Region.
Many times we have been asked this question: How do I apply for home care services in the Philadelphia Region through Medicaid? The short answer is: Call us! But anyone who wants approval for these services deserves a full explanation of the journey they are about to embark upon.
According to the Department of Human Services:
"Waivers offer an array of services and benefits such as choice of qualified providers, due process, and health and safety assurances. The name waiver comes from the fact that the federal government "waives" Medical Assistance/Medicaid rules for institutional care in order for Pennsylvania to use the same funds to provide supports and services for people closer to home in their own communities.
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Human Services administers multiple Medical Assistance/Medicaid waivers. Each waiver has its own unique set of eligibility requirements and services."
At Blessings4Ever, our Admissions Coordinator will walk you hand in hand through this process to insure that each step is completed. They will also answer any questions that you have about the process.
We would encourage you to sit down with close family members or friends who are are able to assist you to talk about this process in attempts to anticipate what may be needed so that when the time comes, you are ready. Create an organized area and system to keeping all your files and paperwork in one place.
If you have any further questions, give us a call at 215-425-3950. Thank you!