Elderly Waiver / Case Management

The Elderly Waiver program is designed to keep individuals over the age of 65 in their homes safely and to prevent early nursing home placement.

Decatur County Public Health and Home Care provides case management services for individuals in Decatur County. A case manager from DCPHHC will complete a comprehensive assessment and intake to assist in determining eligibility for the waiver. If approved, the individual will receive an individualized service plan which addresses his/her needs to remain safely in his/her home.

The case manager will set up, coordinate, and monitor these services and meet with the individual at least quarterly to review his/her needs.

In addition to making the consumer eligible for Medicaid, the following are services which can be funded by the Elderly Waiver Program:


transportation, community van
assistive devices
personal emergency response button system
home-delivered meals
liquid supplements (Boost, Ensure, etc)
homemaker service
mental heath outreach
chore service
home and vehicle modification
nutrition counseling
home health nursing