What is the Ohio Home Care Waiver?

The Ohio Home Care Waiver is a program of home and community services for people with serious disabilities and unstable medical conditions who would be eligible for Medicaid coverage in a nursing home or hospital.

What does the Ohio Home Care Waiver Provide?

  • Adult day health
  • Emergency response
  • Home-delivered meal
  • Home modification
  • Out of home respite
  • Personal care aide
  • Supplemental adaptive and assistive device
  • Supplemental transportation
  • Waiver nursing

Who Qualifies for the Ohio Home Care Waiver?

How do I Apply?

1) Obtain & Complete an Application

You may print the Home and Community Based Services Waiver Referral Application.

Or, You may call our office at 419-447-5011 or 800-825-5011 to have an application mailed to you.

Or, you may come to our office and pick up an application.  Click here for our hours and location.

A case worker at Seneca County DJFS can help you if you are having problems getting needed information.

2) Return the Application & Other Necessary Paperwork

By Mail to:
Seneca County DJFS
900 E CR 20
Tiffin, OH 448830

By Fax to:  419-447-5345

Or come to our office.    Click here for our hours and location.

What can I Expect After I Apply?

Someone from the Ohio Department of Aging will visit you to gather information about you and your needs.

Part of this process is determining if you have either an intermediate or a skilled level of care that will qualify you for the program. If the agency recommends that you be enrolled on the waiver program and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Home and Community Services agrees, a case manager will be assigned to help you plan for and receive the services you need.