What Are Independent Care Waivered Services?
It is a cost efficient program that provides professional nursing care services and or supervision, and assistance with activities of daily living to individuals in their own home or in the community. These individuals are disabled (unable to perform at least two activities of daily living), but are medically stable. Also eligible individuals in hospitals or nursing homes are adequate candidates to be released back into the community with the Independent Waivered Services.
Who should apply?
What Independent Care Waivered Services Does Caring Hands United Provide?
Services available under this program include:
How to Apply & Obtain ICWP Services In The Home:
Contact the following two agencies but be sure to also send a letter in writing confirming that you applied even if they tell you not to do so.
Department of Medical Assistance
Independent Care Waiver Program
Georgia Department of Community Health
Division of Medical Assistance
2 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3159
Georgia Health Partnership
P.O. Box 7000
McRae, GA 31055
To Appeal a Denial of Your Application:
Department of Human Resources
Legal Services Office
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 29th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3159
The physician is the key person to contact because a DMA 6 is required to receive this service. Also, you can contact your social worker while in the hospital or in a nursing home, which can arrange with AmericanHCMS for you to receive this program services when you leave the facility. In addition, The Department of Family and Children Services, a nursing home or senior citizen representative, or another community agency can contact another provider.