Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP)

The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP) assists individuals who are elderly and/or functionally impaired to remain in their homes and/or communities. For eligible consumers, EDWP offers community-based services as an alternative to nursing facility placement.

To be eligible for EDWP, clients must be physically impaired, in need of care, and Medicaid eligible.

Services available through EDWP include:

  • Adult Day Health
    • Daytime care and supervision in an adult day center
  • Alternative Living Services
    • Alternative residence for persons unable to remain independent in their own homes
  • Emergency Response Services
    • In-home electronic support system providing two-way communication between isolated persons and a medical control center
  • Home-Delivered Services
    • Skilled nursing services, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Personal Support Services or Extended Personal Support Services
    • Assistance with meal preparation, bathing, and light house keeping
  • Consumer-Directed Personal Support Services
    • Consumer hires and supervises worker(s) of choice after 6 months of traditional personal support services
  • Out-of-Home Respite Care
    • Out-of-home overnight respite care in an approved facility with 24-hour supervision
  • Home Delivered Meals
    • Prepared outside the home and delivered to the client

 For EDWP providers: EDWP 2019 Provider Meeting Schedule