EDCD Eligibility – Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction Waiver
The Criteria are:
An applicant must need human (not solely mechanical) assistance with 2-4 activities of daily living (ADLs)*, as well as be semi-dependent in behavior and orientation (often, but not exclusively, due to dementia), as well as semi-dependent in joint motion or semi-dependent in medication administration.
Dependent in 5-7 ADLs plus dependent in mobility
Semi-dependent in 2-7 ADLs, as well as dependent in mobility, as well as dependent in behavior and orientation (often, but not exclusively, severe dementia).
Have medical nursing needs to be provided by a skilled nurse beyond custodial care. Examples of these needs (but not an exclusive list) are: dialysis, catheter care, respiratory therapy, skin care for those who are bedbound, chemotherapy, and oxygen.
Applicants must be at imminent risk for nursing home placement without the provision of the waiver services mentioned above.
* Activities of daily living (ADLs) include things like dressing, bathing, food preparation, assisting with feeding, etc.