What is Medicaid?
- Medicaid has different programs available that provide health coverage for:
- Children under age 19
- Parents or other related adults with children under age 19
- Pregnant women
- Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancer
- People aged 65 or older
- People who are blind or disabled (using Social Security criteria)
Medicaid Income Limits
- Own only one car, one house and less than $2,000.00 in the bank
- Aged Blind and Disabled (AABD/ME) Less than per month : Individual – $731.00 Couple – $1,048.00
- Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly, Blind and Disabled (HCBS-EBD) Less than per month : Individual – $2,094.00 Couple – $4,188.00
How do I apply for Medicaid?
In order to receive Medicaid, certain eligibility requirements must be met in areas such as, citizenship/immigration status, income, resources, work requirements, and other areas based on your household’s circumstances.
What does services does Medicaid cover under Home Care?
Medicaid provides several options for eligible people to receive the assistance and care they need in their communities.
People who are elderly or have a disability may need assistance to remain living in their homes, rather than moving to a nursing home or other institution. Personal Care Services are medically-oriented tasks related to an individual’s physical or functional needs.
Idaho has a Home and Community-Based Waiver to assist Idaho’s elderly and physically disabled citizens to maintain self-sufficiency, individuality, independence, dignity, choice, and privacy in a cost-effective home-like setting. Costs for services provided through this waiver cannot be more than the cost of institutional care. Services for eligible people can be provided in a participant’s home, in a certified family home, or in a residential or assisted living facility. This waiver provides eligible individuals the ability to choose and receive the care they need in the home or community rather than in an institution.
What does Idaho’s waiver include?
Aged and Disabled Waiver: Allows a person to receive services in their home, rather than a skilled nursing facility;
Developmental Disabilities Waiver: Allows for increased flexibility and choices for enrollees who traditionally would receive services in an intermediate care facility;
What Region am I in, and who do I call?
The Department of Health and Welfare is organized into Regions to provide programs that foster a productive, healthful and independent quality of life for Idaho citizens. Statewide administrative offices are located in Boise. Each Region serves several counties, however you can visit any DHW office across the state for services no matter what county you live in.
Click on the Link below for the Regions, locations, and phone numbers.