The services received are dependent on an individual?s needs and assigned budget. No service may duplicate a similar service offered through the Medicaid State Plan. A service is made available through the waiver only if there is no other means of obtaining it. However, once someone is brought into this waiver, he or she is eligible for all services that are necessary for his or her health and safety. A person may qualify to receive services through DSPD, however, he or she is not made eligible to receive services through the Physical Disabilities Waiver until funding is available. Only a very limited number of people can receive services through this waiver. DSPD maintains a waiting list of individuals who qualify for services and who are waiting to receive services through this waiver. Individuals are brought into services from the waiting list based on available funding and on their Minimum Data Set-Home and Community (MDS-HC) and Personal Assistance Critical Needs assessment score. Utah State law requires DSPD to serve the most critical first. This often means that a person can be on the waiting list for many years before being brought into services.
This Utah Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver program serves
people age 65 and older. The services provided through this waive allow
the individual to remain in his or her own home or other community
living arrangement instead of a Nursing Facility. The Department of
Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), operates
A limited number of individuals can be served through this waiver. Services provided are dependent on an individuals needs and assigned budget. No service may duplicate a similar service available through the Medicaid State Plan. People are brought into waivered services based on their needs and available funding.