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Medi-Care Waiver Programs or Statewide Equivalents

This is a list of financial and care assistance programs, usually but not always from Medicaid or Medicare, which provide the beneficiary with financial assistance and with the flexibility to “consumer direct” or self-direct the spending of the funds to care providers of their choosing.

Most states have their own names for these types of programs, typically associated with a specific Medicaid waiver. For example, in Pennsylvania, their program is called “Services My Way”, in California, “In Home Supportive Services” and in Michigan, the “Choice Waiver”.  In addition, some states offer consumer direction in more than one of their programs.

Information provided by: The American Elder Care Research Organization (PayingforSeniorCare.com)