Home and Community-Based Services Waiver/Long-Term Home Health Care Program (HCBS/LTHHCP)
To provide home care services to individuals who are medically eligible for nursing home placement as an alternative to institutionalization.
- Must be medically eligible for nursing home level of care
- Needs can be safely met at home
- Approved by physician
- Individual requires coordinated services and case management
- Cost of home care services must fall within budget cap of the assessed level of care for which the person is approved; this budget cap is based on monthly local nursing home rate
- Medicaid eligible
The Long Term Home Health Care Program (LTHHCP) Waiver provides a coordinated plan of care and services in the home. All individuals receive Case Management and may receive other services based on assessment and individual's required services and plan of care. Services offered may include nursing, therapies, and personal care services. In addition, the waiver allows Medicaid to pay for some services not provided through "regular" Medicaid such as respiratory therapy, medical social services, nutritional counseling, home maintenance and improvements, moving assistance, respite care, home delivered meals and personal emergency response system.
For More Information
LTHHCP is administered by local social service districts and services are provided by a certified Long Term Home Health Care Program Provider. Call your local Department of Social Services (LDSS) for more information. To obtain the phone number of your local DSS, go to the New York State Department of Health webpage at www.nyhealth.gov/health_care/medicaid/ldss.htm