The goal of the Community Options Waiver is to enable older adults to remain in a community setting even though a medical condition or disability would warrant placement in a long-term care facility. The waiver allows services that are typically covered by Medicaid only in a long-term care facility to be provided to eligible persons in their own homes or in assisted living facilities. Under a Medicaid Waiver, the federal government “waives” certain requirements that it imposes on states, such as the requirement that the services be provided in a nursing facility. For eligible clients, the State will pay for covered services to enable them to stay in the community. Currently, there is a waiting list for these services. To be added to the Waiting List Registry a screening must be completed to determine your placement on the list. For more information and to complete the screening, please contact our office at 410-758-0848.