Medicaid Waiver

What are Medicaid Waiver Programs?

Goodwill offers Medicaid Waiver 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 and Center for Independent Living. Programs operate Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 3:30pm.

Day Support

Day Support is provided to individuals with 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. Day Support focuses 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 is offered at the Rocky Mount and Roanoke Jobs Campus. 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:

  • Maximize skill development, which are aimed at preparation for paid employment
  • Activities that are primarily directed at rehabilitative 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 are offered at the Radford, Rocky Mount, and Roanoke Jobs Campus. 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 Specialized Medicaid Wavier programs with smaller staff to participant ratios to individuals with specialized needs. Individuals served in these programs must have a primary diagnosis of an intellectual disability.

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 – 3:00pm.

Specialized Day Support (SDS)

Specialized Day Support provides 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 Support is offered at the Roanoke Jobs Campus. 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)

Adult Developmental Learning Services 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 safety awareness
  • Learning and problem solving skills

Adult Developmental Learning Services are offered at the Roanoke Jobs Campus. 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 Programs, e-mail info@goodwillvalleys.com or call (540) 581.0620 option 6.