Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC)
Formerly Group Care Waiver
Effective July 1, 1993, Nevada Medicaid obtained approval for a
Home and Community Based Waiver for the Elderly in Group Care.
The purpose of this waiver is to offer individuals a less expensive
alternative of supervised care in a residential setting.
Who is Eligible for WEARC Services?
Individuals who are:
|65 years or older|
|Financially eligible according to Medicaid guidelines, as established by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services|
|Functioning at an intermediate level of care|
|Able to walk unassisted or walk with a cane or walker, or|
|Transfer independently from a wheelchair|
|Able to protect his/her self in case of an emergency |
and possess average judgment
Services of Home and Community Based Care
|Case Management services are provided to assist waiver clients in gaining access to needed waiver and other services. Social Workers assess and monitor the provision of services on an on-going basis.|
|Personal Care services are provided by the group care facilities and may include:|
How to Apply for WEARC Services
Please contact the nearest Aging and Disability Services Division office for more information or to apply.
All prospective clients will be assessed for eligibility and appropriateness for the waiver program by a licensed social worker.
ADSD personnel are committed to providing quality services to those individuals who reside in the most integrated environment. Case Management and Personal Care will enable eligible individuals to remain in a group home setting rather than a nursing facility. The Home and Community Based Care Program is available statewide. Please contact one of our regional offices for additional information.
The Aging and Disability Services Division observes the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any service or activity because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability under these programs.