Elderly & Disabled Waiver: Home & Community Based Services


Elderly and Disabled Waiver Basics

The Elderly and Disabled Waiver is a statewide program administered and operated by the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM). It is designed to offer assistance and services in a home or community-based setting if you qualify for Medicaid.  The program allows you to remain in a home or community-based setting as an alternative to nursing facility care or other institutional care.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be age 21 or older.  
  • You may qualify by either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or 300 percent of SSI. If income exceeds the 300 percent limit, you must pay the amount that is over the limit each month to the Division of Medicaid under an income trust, provided you are otherwise eligible.
  • You must be determined clinically eligible through  the use of a comprehensive Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) assessment tool. 
  • You must require nursing facility level of care if  assistance is not provided. 
  • Your nursing facility level of care must be certified by a physician and re-certified every 12 months at a minimum.

Covered Services

Upon approval of home and community based-services, the following services are offered through this waiver by HamiltonDavis Home Care. Inc.:

  • Personal care services are non-medical support services to assist you in meeting daily living needs and ensure optimal functioning at home and/or in the community. Services include assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and activities of daily living. Meal preparation and housekeeping chores may be provided if the care is essential to your health and welfare rather than your family. These services may also involve accompanying and assisting you in accessing community resources and participating in community activities; supervision and monitoring in your home, during transportation, and in the community setting.
  • In-home respite services are provided if you cannot be left alone or unattended. It provides non-medical care and supervision/assistance if you are unable to care for yourself in the absence of your primary full-time, live-in caregiver(s) on a short-term basis. Services are rendered to provide assistance to the caregiver(s) during a crisis situation and/or scheduled relief to the primary caregiver(s) to prevent, delay or avoid premature institutionalization

In Home Assessments

Non-medical Assessments are conducted to find clients’ functioning capabilities, to identify their needs, and to determine what services are required to assist them attain and maintain optimum independence. HamiltonDavis Homecare Agency, Inc. will identify the following needs which are not being met and provide services to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves because of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflictions. We will visit clients in their home environment to assess their service needs, wishes and preferences and to determine if the Agency has the skills and competence required to meet their needs. The life-enriching services we provide help the disabled throughout the community to preserve an independent and dignified lifestyle while in the comfort of their own homes. The assessors may review subsidization possibilities, develop Care Plans, make referrals, and arrange for Service Delivery Schedules according to the clients’ wishes.

Intersted in signing up for services?

To sign up for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver, contact:  

HamiltonDavis Home Care, Inc.

  • Office: (601) 932-1003
  • After business hours: (601) 532-0786