NFLOC Waiver Unit
Nursing Facility of Care Waiver Unit is responsible for the oversight of service providers and support systems of funding through the following wavier programs:
- Older Alaskan,
- Adults with Physical Disabilities and the
- Children with Complex Medical Conditions.
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 Older Alaskan Waiver (OA) waiver, Adults with Physical Disabilities (AP) waiver and the Children with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC) waiver.
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 APD Waiver is available to adults age 21 -65 and the OA Waiver is available to persons age 65 and over who have Medicaid, and who meet a nursing facility level of care. A functional assessment is performed by a Senior and Disabilities Services nurse assessor to determine eligibility for the waiver program.
The Child with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC) waiver serves children and young adults under the age of 22 years, who require a level of care ordinarily provided in a nursing facility. 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.
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
NFLOC Waiver Unit Staff Contacts
Assessor Staff Contacts
550 W. 8th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501-3574
Tel: (907) 269-3666
Fax: (907) 269-3689
Toll Free: 1-800-478-9996