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Elderly Waiver (EW): Program that funds home and community-based services for people age 65 and older who require the level of care provided in a nursing home and choose to live in the community.
EW promotes community living and independence with services and supports that address each person’s individual needs and choices. EW offers services that go beyond what is available through Medical Assistance.
To be eligible for the Elderly Waiver, a person must choose and receive at least one home and community service in addition to case management through EW, and:
The following services are covered under EW. For a service-specific policy page, select a service from the list:
The EW does not cover services that are available through other funding sources and third party payers, such as long-term care insurance.
A person who is on EW may receive waiver services and MA services funded through a managed care organization (MCO). This can be through Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) or Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) .
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