Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (HCBS/TBI)
To provide supports and services to assist an individual with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to live as independently as possible in the community of their choice.
- Must have a diagnosis of TBI or a related diagnosis
- Be eligible for nursing facility level of care
- Have an in-patient stay of at least 30 days
- Be enrolled in the Medicaid Program
- Be 18-64 years old
- Choose to live in the community rather than a nursing facility
- Have or find a living arrangement that meets the person's needs
- Be able to be served with the funds and services available under the HCBS/TBI waiver and New York Medicaid State Plan
The HCBS/TBI waiver is accessed through a network of Regional Resource Development Centers which serve specific counties throughout the state. The Waiver provides a variety of services to support an individual in the community. Each waiver participant selects an approved Service Coordinator to assist them in the development of a Service Plan and to oversee the provision of all services selected by the participant.
HCBS/TBI waiver services include: service coordination, independent living skills training and development, structured day programs, substance abuse programs, intensive behavioral programs, community integration counseling, home and community support services, environmental modifications, respite care, assistive technology, transportation, and community transition services.
For More Information
Call the NYS Department of Health HCBS/TBI at (518) 474-6580 to find the Regional Resource Development Center nearest you.