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Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Services provided in an individual’s home or a setting in the community, such as adult day services, senior centers, home-delivered meals, transportation services, respite care, housekeeping, companion services, etc. These services are primarily designed to help older people and people with disabilities remain in their homes for as long as possible. Many states have requested and received “Medicaid waivers” in order to enable low income Medicaid recipients to receive long-term care services in their own homes, adult day care, or an assisted living community instead of moving into a nursing home.

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