To receive services through an Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) waiver, a person must be Medicaid eligible and also meet what is known as an ICF/IDD Level of Care (LOC).
Individuals are qualified for an ICF/IID LOC when they need supervision and assistance with certain activities of daily living, supervision of medication administration, and assistance and supervision to prevent harm due to a cognitive or physical impairment.
A waiver can also fund services to keep an individual in their own or family home. Upon availability of waivers, the Service and Support Administration (SSA) Department will assist individuals with eligibility, application and coordination of the waiver services.
Waiver services are available through the County Board and contractual agreements with independent providers. Individuals can receive support in their homes and throughout the community. The goal is to create living situations that are successful in meeting the individual’s needs and goals for an enriching life. Through the use of assessment tools, our Service and Support Administration team can identify Medicaid Waiver Resource Options or Non-Waiver Resource Options.
The County Board SSA department helps find and coordinate services to meet the unique needs of an individual with a developmental disability and their family. Through the use of assessment tools, SSA gets to know each individual and what supports might be needed.
To learn more about waivers and services, visit DODD’s website.