The In-Home Care Program, also known as the Medicaid Waiver, provides home and community based services to prevent or delay placing elderly or disabled persons in nursing homes. HFS delegates administration of the program to the Department of Human
Services (DHS), and the Department on Aging (DoA). Services are contracted through these agencies and are provided by not-for-profit agencies, for-profit agencies, and private individuals through contracts. Clients are determined eligible for the In-Home
Care Program by DoA, or DHS and must meet specific criteria, including assets and impairment level, to qualify for the program.
DoA and DHS administer the program. HFS provides oversight and monitoring for the In-Home Care Program. When asked by DoA or DHS, Family Community Resource Center staff should get information on income or assets for program applicants.