The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) waiver program uses Medicaid funding to provide support and services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. These services provide an alternative to institutionalization and are meant to assist the individual in living their day to day lives while being an integral part of society and their community. The individual is the primary decision-maker and works in cooperation with a team of providers to develop unique strengths, health, welfare, goals, needs and choices. The NHTD Waiver Program leads to personal empowerment, independence, community inclusion, self-reliance and meaningful activities.
How to Enroll your Loved One:
Participants eligible for the NHTD waiver program are quite diverse. Common health conditions participants may be suffering from are traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia and multiple sclerosis. Due to these health conditions, participants may have cognitive challenges (affects thinking), affective challenges (affects feeling) and behavioral challenges (affects acting) and may qualify for around the clock care. Contact our Intake Team today at 718-434-7520.
What is HCSS?
Home and Community Support Services (HCSS) is an individually designed service run through the NHTD waiver program which provides the necessary level of support, oversight and/or supervision to assure the health and welfare of participants living in the community. Oversight and/or supervision may be needed for safety monitoring to prevent an individual from harmful activities. Oversight and/or supervision can be accomplished through cueing, prompting, direction and instruction.
How does HCSS differ from HHA services?
HHAs can administer personal care duties as well as limited medical procedures. HCSS workers provide oversight/and or supervision to a participant in addition to PCA or HHA services (if needed). If the applicant/participant does not require oversight and/or supervision, HCSS would not be an appropriate service. Personal care assistance can be provided to the participant in addition to oversight and/or supervision, but the key element in HCSS is the need for oversight and/or supervision.