Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program
Case Management Services
Services are designed to meet the individual needs of people who are aging or who have disabilities that are Medicaid Eligible to allow people to remain in their home and community with the supports they need. Services include a nurse to perform initial and annual assessments and care coordinators to evaluate and coordinate needed goods and services provided through the Elderly Disabled Waiver Program. Payment is through the Georgia Department of Community Health. Referrals are obtained through the Division of Aging Services.
Services Available on the EDWP Waiver Program
Personal Support Services
Assistance with daily living activities, i.e. bathing, dressing, meals, and housekeeping.
Alternative Living Services
State licensed personal care homes, providing 24-hour personal care supervision.
Home delivered Meals
Nutritionally balanced meals delivered to the home
Adult Day Health
Medically supervised group day program at an adult day health center, which can include physical, occupational or speech therapy.
Emergency Response system
In-home, 24-hour electronic two-way communication system that calls for help in an emergency.
Structured Family Caregiving program offers financial and support services to Georgia families that deliver care at home for a participant on the EDWP waiver program.
EDWP Service Locations
How Do I Apply for the EDWP Waiver Program?
Be at least 65 years old (or, if younger than 65, meet certain disability requirements),
Be impaired with physical limitations
Choose to receive services in your community or home instead of a skilled nursing facility.
Participate in only (1) waiver program at a time.