Medicaid Waiver

What are Medicaid Waiver Services?

Goodwill offers Medicaid Waiver Services programs that focus on achieving individualized goals and objectives as identified by program participants and their support teams. The programs operate in accordance with state licensing regulations and enable individuals to receive services in their community rather than in an institution.

Individuals participating in Medicaid Waiver programs at Goodwill are referred by Community Services Boards. Programs operate Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 3pm.

Day Support Services

Day Support Services (DSS) are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities who receive Medicaid Waiver funding.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys offers Medicaid Waiver

Medicare Waiver program participant receiving prevocational training.

The services include training, assistance and specialized supervision for the acquisition, retention, improvement of self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills. The programs provide peer interaction and opportunities for community and social integration. DSS focus on enabling an individual to attain or maintain his or her maximum functional level and may include training in the following areas:

  • Self, social, and environmental awareness skills.
  • Sensory stimulation, gross and fine motor skills.
  • Communication and personal care.
  • Community resources and safety awareness.
  • Learning and problem solving skills.
  • Adapting behavior to community and social settings.

Day Support Services (DDS) is offered at the Rocky Mount and Roanoke Jobs Campuses. Individuals living in Goodwills 31 counties and 13 cities service area are eligible for services, however are responsible for their own transportation.

Prevocational Services

Prevocational Services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities who receive Medicaid Waiver funding. These services are aimed at preparing an individual for paid or unpaid employment. Prevocational Services are offered to individuals whose productivity is less than 50% of standard work rate. Prevocational Services focus on enabling an individual to attain or maintain his or her maximum functional level and may include training and support in the following areas:

  • Skills which are aimed at preparation for paid employment.
  • Activities that are primarily directed at habilitative outcomes, such as attention span and motor skills.
  • Concepts such as accepting supervision, attendance, task completion, problem solving, and safety.
  • Activities are centered on the person and focus on their desired outcomes.
  • Community activities which are designed to acclimate individuals to potential work environments.

Prevocational Services is offered at the Radford, Rocky Mount and Roanoke Jobs Campuses. Individuals living in Goodwills 31 counties and 13 cities service area are eligible for services, however are responsible for their own transportation.

Specialized Medicaid Waiver Programs

In addition to a combination of Day Support and Prevocational services, Goodwill also offers specific programs with smaller staff to participant ratios to individuals with specialized needs. Individuals served in these programs must have a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities. They must meet the requirements for services, with deficits in at least one of the following areas:

  • Assistance to meet basic personal care needs.
  • Extensive disability related difficulties requiring ongoing support to fully participate in activities.
  • Constant supervision to reduce or eliminate behaviors for full participation in program.

The individual must be in stable medical condition without the need for skilled nursing services. Enteral feeding is offered.

Individuals participating in Specialized Medicaid Waiver programs at Goodwill are referred by Community Services Boards. Programs operate Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 3pm.

Specialized Day Services (SDS)

SDS provides vocational training in independent living skills and community integration to individuals with mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. The program includes training in:

  • Vocational skills
  • Community resources and safety awareness
  • Learning skills, problem solving, and accepting responsibility

Goodwill offers training activities so participants will have on-going opportunities to maximize skill development.

Specialized Day Services (SDS) is offered at the Roanoke Jobs Campuses. Individuals living in Goodwills 31 counties and 13 cities service area are eligible for services, however are responsible for their own transportation.

Adult Developmental Learning Services (ADLS)

ADLS offers prevocational training and day support services to individuals with mental, emotional, and physical difficulties.

Adult Development Learning Services

Pet therapy is one of the activities offered in Goodwill’s Medicaid Waiver program.

The program encourages independence through training in community integration activities, self-care skills, individual and group counseling, and individual outcome setting. The program provides training in:

  • Self, social, and environmental awareness.
  • Sensory stimulation, gross and fine motor skills.
  • Communication and personal care.
  • Use of community resources and community safety.
  • Learning and problem solving skills.

Adult Developmental Learning Services (ADLS) is offered at the Roanoke Jobs Campuses. Individuals living in Goodwills 31 counties and 13 cities service area are eligible for services, however are responsible for their own transportation.

For more information on Medicaid Waiver Services, e-mail info@goodwillvalleys.com or call (540) 581.0620 option 6.



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