The NHTD Medicaid waiver was developed based on the philosophy that individuals with disabilities and/or seniors have the same rights as others. This includes the right to be in control of their lives, encounter and manage risks and learn from their experiences. This is balanced with the waiver program’s responsibility to assure the waiver participants’ health and welfare. Waiver services are provided based on the participant’s unique strengths, needs, choices and goals. The individual is the primary decision-maker and works in cooperation with providers to develop a Service Plan. This process leads to personal empowerment, increased independence, greater community inclusion, self-reliance and meaningful productive activities.
- Be a recipient of Medicaid coverage that supports community-based long-term care services.
- Have acquired a physical disability after the age of 18.
- Be assessed to need a nursing home level of care. Nursing home eligibility is determined by the Hospital and Community Patient Review Instrument (H/C PRI) and SCREEN (refer to Appendix F).
- Be able to live in the community where health and welfare can be maintained as determined by the RRDS.
For more information regarding NHTD services, or referrals call 212-307-7107 ext. 415.