Assisted Living Waiver Program

Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP)

Senior Friends On a Bench The Assisted Living Waiver Program is designed to assist MediCal beneficiaries to remain in their community as an alternative to residing in a skilled nursing facility. The program provides specified benefits to eligible seniors and persons with disabilities.

  • Making affordable housing with personal and health-related services available to seniors and individuals with disabilities
  • Maximizing dignity, privacy, independence, and autonomy
  • Providing an alternative to long-term care placement in a nursing home
The ALW is presently available in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma. The ALW is currently enrolling beneficiaries residing in skilled nursing facilities and in the community, into licensed Residential Care Facilities (RCF) and Public Subsidized Housing (PSH).

Determining MediCal Eligibility

Assisted Living Waiver Program (ALWP) eligible individuals are those who are enrolled in MediCal and meet the level of care provided in a nursing facility due to their medical needs. Individuals with MediCal benefits that include a share of cost may not be enrolled in the ALWP. Please contact your local county office to obtain information about how to apply for MediCal benefits. Please note: the state does not determine eligibility for MediCal benefits.

Determining Level of Care Eligibility

Determination of care needs is done by registered nurses (RN) employed by a Care Coordination Agency (CCA). Click on the Care Coordination Agency’s link and contact one of the CCAs to request an assessment. A pre-screening “assessment” will be done over the phone before an appointment is set up for the actual assessment.

For more information visit the California Department of Health Care Services

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  • Assisted Living Waiver Program
  • Home Health Care
  • Caregiving
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Palliative/Hospice Care
  • Transportation Services
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