Attendant Care Waiver / ACT 150 Program

The goal of the Attendant Care Waiver / ACT 150 Program is to help achieve one or more of the following goals to improve quality of life:

  • Live in the least restrictive environment as independently as possible.
  • Remain in their own home and prevent unnecessary institutionalization
  • Receive in-home personal care
  • Receive Service Coordination/ Case Management Services

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 18 through 59 (over age 59 conditional)
  • Meet the required level of care specified in the Pennsylvania Code (See APPENDIX E, SKILLED NURSING CARE, Section II(a)).
  • Those who do not meet these requirements MAY qualify for the Act 150 program
  • Requires assistance with activities of daily living due to a medically determined physical impairment, which can be expected to last for a continuous period of no less than 12 months
  • Mentally alert and capable of selecting, supervising, and if needed, firing an attendant, and managing their own financial and legal affairs
  • Be found in need of a basic service

Services Provided:

  • Community Transition Services (available only through Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services)
  • Financial Management Services
  • Participant-Directed Community Supports
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Personal Assistance Services including assist with transfers, bathing, dressing, meal prep, and light ancillary services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PES)
  • Service Coordination
  • Service Coordination / Case Management

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