At ERC, we offer services to children and adults through our Waiver program. Medicaid Waivers help provide services to people who would otherwise be in a nursing home or hospital to receive long-term care in the community. Although there are waivers for many conditions, our focus is towards waivers for people who have intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and autism.
The waiting period to get onto a waiver program, can be many years, and varies by state. Unfortunately, waiver eligibility does not transfer from state to state. So we recommend to try getting on the waiting list years in advance to make sure a slot will be open when needed.
For more information on Waiver Services and how to apply or get on the waiting list click here or call 501-682-2277 for Children's Services and 501-682-8678 for Adult Services.
Services Offered for Waiver at ERC
Supported Living Services
Provides direct care staff to work in the individual’s home and community on goals and objectives desired by the individual that were identified in the Transition Meeting and is part of the individuals Person Center Support Plan. Supported Living helps individuals to develop and improve their activities of daily living (ADLs) skills necessary to live successfully in their home and community. Services can be provided in the individual’s family home or in a community-based residential setting (apartment, house, townhouse, etc.). Supported Living Services will assists with locating affordable housing options.
Provide services and supports to individuals to encourage their involvement in their local community. Whether that be recreational activities that reflect their personal interests, socialization opportunities with other consumers, and/or providing supportive employment services. Our organization is actively involved in Special Olympics, Miracle League and many more community activities!
Provides non-medical transportation to enable individuals to gain access to their community, activities and other resources identified at the individual’s Transition Meeting and is part of the individual’s Person Center Support Plan. We will assist with locating appropriate transportation options for medical appointments.
Specialized Medical Supplies
Durable medical equipment necessary for support and the supplies and equipment necessary for the individual’s life. Such items may include: diapers/pull-ups, wipes, gloves, shower chair, extendable shower head, etc. Non-durable medical equipment and/or supplies not covered under the Medicaid State Plan may also be provided through Waiver Services. Such item may include: medications, vitamins, lotions, cecostomy supplies, etc.
Money Follows the Person (MFP)
Non-recurring setup of expenses for individuals who are transitioning from an institutional or another provider- operated living arrangement to a living arrangement in a private residence where the person is directly responsible for his or her own living expense. MFP can cover one-time expenses such as: bedroom furniture, living room furniture, fall/spring clothes, kitchen utensils, bathroom supplies, TV, kitchen table and chairs, transitioning expenses (getting from one living arrangement to the other), etc. Our program assists with the application process, coordinates the purchases/deliveries, and will provide scheduled checks throughout the year to discuss any additional needs.
Adaptations to the individual's place of residence to make it more accessible for the individual regarding their needs. Adaptations/modifications are to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the individual and to increase independence. Our program will assist with locating and coordinating the process of the environmental modifications to the individual’s home.
Provides for the purchase, leasing and repair of adaptive, therapeutic and augmentative equipment. This equipment must be required for the individual to increase, maintain or improve their ability to perform daily life tasks. Our program will assist with locating and coordinating the purchase, lease, and/or repair of equipment for an individual to use and improve their independence in life.
Section 8 Rental Assistance (HUD)
Provides affordable rental support to qualifying applicants by providing participating landlords with a subsidy to pay a part of the individual’s monthly rent. Our program will assist with locating and coordinating the services for qualifying individuals.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals. SNAP provides a monthly supplement for purchasing food. Those that qualify will receive a debit card to use to purchase groceries. Our program will assist with applying for services and coordinating scheduled meetings with a SNAP representative.