Intake and Assessment Unit
What does the Intake and Assessment Unit Do?
The Intake and Assessment Unit is responsible for the oversight of service providers and support systems of funding through the following waiver programs:
- Adults Living Independently (ALI)
- Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities (APDD)
- Children with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC)
The State of Alaska offers a variety of program options and choices to applicants and various avenues to obtaining services are available. Some of these programs are the Adults Living Independently (ALI), Adults with Physical and Developmental Disabilities (APDD) and Children with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC).
Waiver programs offer a choice between home and community-based services and institutional care for people who meet a nursing facility level of care. In order to access programs, a person must be eligible for Medicaid. This involves meeting financial and resource limits, as found through an interview and application process with the Division of Public Assistance (DPA). Once eligible for waiver, examples of possible services include respite care, chore, residential living, care coordination, environmental modifications and various other services.
The purpose of the waiver is to offer a choice between home and community-based services and institutional care for people who meet waiver service criteria. The ALI Waiver is available to adults age 21 and over. The APDD waiver is available to persons age 21 and over who have been determined to be Developmentally Disabled.
The Child with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC) waiver serves children and young adults under the age of 22 years. Children who receive services from this waiver experience medical fragility and are often dependent on frequent life saving treatments or interventions and/ or are dependent on medical technology. A registered nurse employed by an SDS grantee agency completes a screening process for the child and submits it to SDS.
A functional assessment to determine waiver eligibility the ALI, APDD or CCMC waiver is conducted a Senior and Disabilities Services nurse assessor to determine if the person meets the required level of care ordinarily provided in a nursing facility.
OTHER PROGRAMS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN:
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services provide support related to an individual’s activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, eating) as well as instrumental activities of daily living (i.e. shopping, laundry, light housework). PCA is provided statewide in Alaska through private agencies.
Grants Services – This service assists families and individuals experiencing Intellectual and developmental disabilities, dementia and related disorders, family caregivers of seniors aged 60 and over, grandparents raising grandchildren aged 55 or over, seniors aged 60 and over or frail/disabled seniors in need of assistance in the home.
Other Important Links
CCMC or APD waiver recipient with Developmental Disabilities
550 W. 8th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501-3574
Tel: (907) 269-3666
Fax: (907) 269-3689
Toll Free: 1-800-478-9996