The EDCD Waiver provides services that help individuals live in their own home or community instead of a nursing home. It is available to individuals 65 years of age and older, and to individuals of any age who have a disability. Individuals who depend on another person for their supports and have medical or nursing needs may be eligible for the EDCD Waiver.
As with all Medicaid-funded services, there are also financial eligibility criteria.
- Adult Day Health Care
- Agency and Consumer-Directed Personal Care
- Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
- Agency and Consumer-Directed Respite Care
- Medication Monitoring
- Transition Services
- Transition Coordination
- For individuals participating in the Money Follows the Person project, environmental modifications and assistive technology for 12 months following a move to the community from a hospital or nursing home.
- Are you 65 years or older or do you have a disability?
- Do you need assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, getting out of bed, walking or using the bathroom?
- Do you have a medical or nursing need?
- Do you need help remembering things or forget how to do things?
- Do you sometimes wander away from home?
- Do you forget who you are or where you are?
- Do you need help remembering to take your medications or need assistance in taking your medications?
If you think that you might qualify for the EDCD Waiver, contact your local department of social services or local health department. To find information on-line, visit the VirginiaNavigator website, select “Departments of Social Services” or “Health Department,” and put in your zip code. After you contact the department, a nurse and a social worker will schedule a meeting with you to assess your needs. If you are in the hospital, a discharge planner may also do this. To view the assessment instrument that will be used (the Uniform Assessment Instrument or “UAI”), look on-line at at http://vda.virginia.gov/pdfdocs/uai.pdf.
For more information about this and other Medicaid programs, look on-line at the Department of Medical Assistance Services or contact the Medicaid Mentor Program (toll free) at 1-866-323-1088 or 757-461-8007.