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Waiver – Attendant Care

If you have a physical disability, the Attendant Care Waiver and state funded Act 150 program may be available to you to continue to live in your home and community with support and services.
To be eligible for Attendant Care Services, you must:
Be a resident of Pennsylvania
Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility or a Special Rehabilitation Facility for the Medicaid Waiver. Those who do not meet the Skilled Nursing Facility or Special Rehabilitation Facility level of care MAY qualify for the PA State funded Act 150 Program
Be between eighteen (18) and fifty-nine (59) years of age
Be capable of a) hiring, firing, and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs
For the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services Attendant Care Program, meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.
Have a medically determinable physical impairment that is expected to last of a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) calendar months or that may result in death
To take advantage of the Attendant Care Act 150 Program, you may be assessed a minimal co-payment. This co-payment is based on your income and will not be more than the total costs of services
Services that may be available to you include:
Community Transition Services, available only through Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services)
Financial Management
Personal Assistance Services
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS)
Supports Coordination Services
Learn More
View the current Attendant Care Waiver
View the Attendant Care Waiver Work Plan
Long-Term Living Helpline
Toll free 1-866-286-3636
Office of Long-Term Living
Bureau of Individual Support
(717) 787-8091