The Purpose of Waiver
The Purpose of Waiver services are to provide persons with disabilities and the elderly, community-based support services in the home.
While you are with our agency, we ask your cooperation in the following areas as stipulated by Medicaid of Louisiana:
- Arrange/coordinate for the specific services as specified on the individualized written plan of care.
- Comply with provider's written procedures for obtaining services and provider's reliance on family cooperation in such areas as returning calls on time or timely cancellation of scheduled services.
- Have full access to all approved services provided by the waiver service provider.
- Notify L & D of changes in times, dates, place(s), and on-going services as well as any changes in their health.
- Follow the individual service plan accordingly, to ensure service hours allowed are not exceeded per day and per week.
- Inform L & D of specific client's likes/dislikes, for example, in foods, methods of bathing, recreation, or special methods of general care. Please understand that if the client concerning their health or welfare needs other services, our office will assist in finding the best services possible. We hope this information will help to explain our services.
Please understand that if the client concerning their health or welfare needs other services, our office will assist in finding the best services possible. We hope this information will help to explain our services.
How Can People Request an OCDD Waiver?
Home and community-based waiver opportunities will now be provided based on the individual's prioritized need for support, which was identified in their RFSR Screening for Urgency of Need. Instead of being first come, first served, individuals with the most emergent and urgent need for support will have priority.
Individuals who have a need for services should contact their local Human Services District/Authority in order to go through the eligibility determination process.
To add your name to the Developmental Disability Request for Services Registry or if you have any questions, you can contact the Human Services District/Authority in your area. Listed below is a web link to this information: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/134
If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the OCDD State Office at 866-783-5553 to request the contact information for your local Human Services District/Authority.