With Medicare waivers, people with disabilities are able to receive care in their homes and communities instead of hospitals, nursing homes or other care facilities. There is currently a waiting list and certain criteria must be met to enroll, so it is important to start the application process early. Visit the Stark DD Navigation Tool to learn more.
Contact the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Stark DD) to request to be added to a Medicaid waiver waiting list. Intake specialists are available to determine if you meet the necessary financial and level of care requirements.
Typically for someone to receive a Medicaid waiver, they either meet emergency criteria or are next on the waiting list. Find the steps for determining your eligibility and starting the application process.
Learn more about application and eligibility from Stark DD.
No. A waiver cannot be offered until funding, both local and federal, is available. Until then, names remain on the waiting list unless one of the following situations occurs, requiring immediate assistance. If someone meets the below criteria and no funding or waiver slots are available, they will go on the waiting list until resources become available:
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