SPECIAL TOUCH NURSING SERVICE, INC. - Quality Nursing Care
Medicaid Waiver Program
Aged and Disabled Waiver Program (ADW) is a long-term care alternative that provides 
services  that enable an individual to remain at or return home rater than receiving nursing home 
care.

The care may be directed by a case management agency or the individual himself. The individual must meet certain medical criteria, as well as the financial requirements listed below. Some assets of a couple are protected for the spouse who does not need nursing home or home and community based care and these assets are not counted to determine eligibility for the individual who needs care in the home.

The goals and objectives of this program are focused on providing services that are person-
centered, promote choice, independence, participant-direction, respect, and dignity and community integration. 

Medical Criteria:
 
According to the WV Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver program guidelines, in order to be determined medically eligible for the program you must be deficient in at least 5 of 13 critical areas. The critical areas are as follows:
 
1)· Decubitus 2) · Vacate a Building 3)· Eating 4)· Bathing 5)· Grooming 6) · Dressing 7) · Continence 8) · Orientation 9) · Transfer 10)· Walking 11) · Wheeling 12) · Skilled Needs 13) · Administering Medication
Income Limit:
 
300% of the Maximum SSI Payment for One Person effective January 2008
 
Asset Limit:
 
· $2000 - Individual
· $3000 - Couple
 
Some assets of a couple are protected from the spouse who does not need nursing home or community-based care and these assets are not counted to determine eligibility for the individual who needs care in the home.
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