The Assisted Living Waiver Program
The Ohio Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program is a statewide, government-funded program that allows eligible individuals to reside in and receive services from eligible assisted living facilities such as Emerald Village Senior Living. A case manager works with the resident and the facility to develop and maintain a custom care plan that accommodates the individual and meets their needs.
- At least one-year private pay is required
- Resident must be Medicaid eligible
- Residents must meet Emerald Village Residency Criteria Standards
Note: The Assisted Living Medicaid waiver is a separate benefit from standard Medicaid and it is available to those who qualify. For additional information on the Assisted Living Waiver Program, contact Emerald Village or The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (216) 621-0303).
The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
925 Euclid Avenue, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44115
Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides an Aid and Attendance Pension to eligible wartime veterans and their surviving spouses. This fund can offset the expense of a senior living community, home health care, or a nursing home.
This Special Pension aids eligible Veterans and surviving spouses who need:
- Assisted Living Care
- Personal Care Assistance for eating, bathing, toileting, grooming
- Disability Assistance due to blindness or physical or mental incapacity
- Additional Monetary Benefits
If qualified, Aid & Attendance funds are additional funds. They do not replace Social Security benefits or monthly pensions.
The Aid and Attendance Pension is available to veterans who served honorably for at least 90 days, with one day occurring during a period of war. Combat service is not required. Veterans do not have to have been injured, or deployed outside of the United States to be eligible for this valuable benefit.
Requirement of Aid and Attendance–The veteran, or spouse, must require the assistance of another person to accomplish routine daily living activities, such as medication management or personal care like bathing. Assisted Living communities provide the assistance associated with “daily living activities.”
A Veteran may be eligible for up to $1,554 in assistance per month. A surviving spouse may be eligible for up to $998 per month. A couple may be eligible for up to $1,842 per month (with annual increases for cost of living).
Please contact Emerald Village or the VA directly at 800-827-1000.