The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Medical Services today announced the Title XIX Wavier for persons with traumatic brain injury, better known as the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver, will release 20 slots to accommodate those individuals on the wait list as of January 11, 2018. Additional dollars for the program are attributed in part to an increased Federal match. The slots are expected to be released by the end of January 2018.
“The Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver provides person-centered services that enable individuals to remain in their homes and communities,” said Jeremiah Samples, DHHR Deputy Secretary. “Thanks to the support of Governor Jim Justice, we can extend this important program to more West Virginians and prevent unnecessary institutionalizations.”
Approximately 66 West Virginians receive critical services through the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver. The program serves individuals over the age of three who want to receive care in their homes as opposed to going to an institutional setting, such as a nursing home. Individuals must need help with activities of daily living to receive long-term direct care and supports through the program. Those include bathing, grooming, dressing, eating/meal preparation, toileting, transferring and mobility.
Individuals must be determined both medically and financially eligible for Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver services.
For more information on the Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program, visit dhhr.wv.gov/bms.