Kentucky

Kentucky currently has four waivers that are open to children. All are HCBS 1915(c) Medicaid waivers. Two of these programs waive parental income; we have not been able to obtain information about the others. For general information on Kentucky's programs, visit their Medicaid Waiver Services page.

Kentucky also has several adult-only waivers, including Acquired Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury--Long Term Care, and HCBS Transitions.

Kentucky's Advocacy Organizations:

Programs in Kentucky

MODEL WAIVER II
  • Target Population: Children and adults who are medically fragile and technology dependent and use a ventilator.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 100
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides skilled services by LPN, skilled services by RN, skilled services by a respiratory therapist for technology dependent individuals, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Model II Waiver Page
  • How to Apply: Your physician or hospital will make a PDN referral. 
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
MICHELLE P
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 10,000
  • Expiration Date: 8/31/2016; renewal pending
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides adult day health, case management, community access, day training, personal assistance, respite, shared living, supported employment, OT, PT, speech therapy, community guide, goods and services, natural supports training, transportation, assessment/reassessment, community transition, consultative clinical and therapeutic service, environmental accessibility adaptation, person centered coaching, positive behavior supports, specialized medical equipment and supplies, vehicle adaptation for individuals with MR/DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Michelle P Waiver Page
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Mental Health Center to schedule a Michelle P. Waiver assessment.
  • Waiting List: Program is full with a waiting list but the length is unknown.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
SUPPORTS FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: 3+
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4941
  • Expiration Date: Renewal is pending.
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides case management, community access, day training, personal assistance, residential support level I, respite, shared living, supported employment, OT, PT, speech therapy, community guide, FMS, goods and services, natural supports training, transportation, community transition, consultative clinical and therapeutic service, environmental accessibility adaptation, person centered coaching, positive behavior supports, residential support level II, specialized medical equipment and supplies, technology assisted level I residential support, vehicle adaptation for individuals with ID and DD, ages 3 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Supports for Community Living Page
  • How to Apply: You may obtain an application by calling an SCL provider in your area or by calling (502) 564-7702.
  • Waiting List: Yes, but length is unknown. Kentucky has 5827 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
HCBS

Also called Home and Community Based Services

  • Target Population: Children and adults with physical or other health disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 17,050
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2020
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides adult day health, conflict free case management, specialized respite, participant directed coordination, attendant care, environmental and minor home adaptation, goods and services, home and community supports, home delivered meals, and non-specialized respite for people with physical disabilities ages 0-64 years, other disabilities 0-64 years, and aged individuals ages 65 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: HCBS Page
  • How to Apply: Apply through a home health agency for an assessment and complete an application at your local Community Based Services Office.
  • Waiting List: Yes, but length is unknown.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
OTHER PROGRAMS