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  • What is the Aged and Disabled Waiver Program?
    The Aged and Disabled Waiver Program, also known as ADW, is a home and and community-based program that provides in-home care.
  • What are the eligibility requirements?
    To qualify, you must meet both financial and medical eligibility requirements. Medical eligibility is determined by a registered nurse in an evaluation in your home. In order qualify, you must have needs in at least five areas of assistance for activities of daily living: Eating Bathing Dressing Grooming Mobility Toileting Other areas of need Financial eligibility is determined by your county's DHHR. Medical and financial eligibility must be re-determined each year.
  • What type of service does Essential Needs provide?
    As a provider agency, we provide both Case Management and Personal Attendant Services. If you have us as your homemaker agency, our RN helps to craft your plan of care, and we assign a direct care worker to provide you with assistance according to that plan of care. If there's someone you want to be your caregiver, such as a relative or friend, we're more than happy to hire them to be your care worker. On the other hand, if you have us for your case management, our case managers will make sure you're receiving the services you are entitled to and will strive to make sure your needs are met.
  • Where can I find more information on the ADW?
    The ADW page on the DHHR website is located here and contains all the information you will need to get started on the program.

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