Assisted Living Waiver Program
The Assisted Living Waiver program, or ALW, is a program for Medi-Cal beneficiaries that entitle low-income and/or disabled seniors to receive housing and health services. Under the ALW, enrolled individuals are able to go to an approved and licensed Residential Care Facilities (RCF) or Public Subsidized Housing (PSH). Qualifying residents are responsible for paying room and board costs, while Medi-Cal pays for the cost of services provided. ALW is tailored to individuals that cannot afford the cost of an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Residential Board and Care (BC) and also do not require 24 hour skilled nursing care.
To qualify, prospective applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
In addition, to determine eligibility for the program, a registered nurse (RN) from a Care Coordination Agency (CCA) will perform an assessment of the applicant. Pre-screenings are performed telephonically prior to setting up an in-person assessment.
Once an applicant is accepted into the Assisted Living Waiver Program and by a participating facility, they are entitled to numerous services such as transportation services, social services, assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), health related services (such as wound care and medication management), meals, housekeeping and laundry, recreational activities, and, in the case of facilities with more than 6 beds, 24-hour awake staff.
Contact WellPath Partners today to learn how you can enroll in the Assisted Living Waiver Program. An experienced senior care advisor will walk you through the application processed and ensure that you receive the services you need.
For details on the Assisted Living Waiver Program, please go to the California Department of Health Website below:
Assisted living waiver
For a list approved residential facilities please click below:
List of RCFE facilities