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Would you like to live in the community instead of a nursing home?

The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) waiver program helps Medicaid-eligible seniors and people with physical disabilities receive comprehensive services they need to live in a community-based setting, such as their home.

  • the services they receive;
  • their service providers;
  • where they live;
  • and the outcomes they will achieve.

To learn more, your or your representative may contact the Open Doors Transition Center toll-free at 844-545-7108 and ask for information about the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver program. Or, visit www.health.ny.gov/XXXXXXX.

  • eligible for community-based Medicaid,
  • in need of nursing home level of care,
  • either between the ages of 18-64 and have a verified physical disability, or are age 65 or older when applying to the program; and
  • able to live safely in the community with the services and supports offered through Medicaid, the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion program, and other community resources.
  • Help with daily tasks and activities, such as personal hygiene
  • Delivered meals
  • Independent living skills and training
  • Home modifcations, such as a ramp
  • Assistive technology devices, such as controls for lights, phones and heat
  • Peer mentoring
  • Moving assistance
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Structured day program
  • Transportation to social activities
  • Wellness counseling
  • Coordination and planning of all services you receive
  • Help integrating into the community, like moving costs
  1. Have active Medicaid or enroll in Medicaid at your local Department of Social Services.
  2. Get connected with your local Regional Resource Development Center by:
    • talking to your nursing home´s Discharge Planner or your social worker,
    • talking to an Open Doors Transition Specialist (call 844-545-7108), or
    • contacting your local Regional Resource Development Center directly. Find yours at www.health.ny.gov/nhtd
  3. Work with your local Regional Resource Development Center to apply and select a Service Coordinator.
  4. Develop a plan with your Service Coordinator to receive the services you´ll need at home and submit your application.