This program is for members who are either at least 22 years of age and have a disability or at least 65 years of age.
You can get the Supportive Living Program Waiver if:
- You are a U.S. citizen or legal alien and a resident of Illinois
- You are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare
- You would otherwise need to live in a nursing facility
- You are not listed as a sex offender
- You have proof of a tuberculosis (TB) test with the Control of TB Code showing no active TB
- Your income is equal to or greater than the current maximum allowable amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and you agree to pay all but $90 each month toward lodging, meals and service
It covers the following services:
- Three meals and snacks each day
- A licensed nurse to manage your medications
- Routine health assessments and health education
- Personal Care by a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) or licensed nursing staff
- Social events
- Health and wellness events
- Daily well checks
- Emergency call lights
- Extra services, like arranging travel to the doctor and helping with shopping when needed
SLs do not offer complex medical services or support. Supportive living is an alternative to nursing home care. It mixes housing with personal care and supportive services.
If you are in the Supportive Living Program Waiver, your Care Coordinator will complete an assessment visit with you every year.