Medicaid Waiver

What are Medicaid Waiver Programs?

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Medicaid Waiver programming at Goodwill focuses on providing supports to individuals so they may achieve their personal goals and objectives. The programs operate in accordance with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services licensing regulations. Individuals receive services both in the Goodwill center and community based settings depending on their preference and interests.

Discovery Services

Discovery Services are Day Support programs at Goodwill. Through the programs, individuals will receive the support they need to acquire, retain, and improve their skills in areas that they have identified. A wide variety of opportunities, in both community and center based settings, for peer interactions, enhancement of social networks, and to build natural supports will lead to greater independence. Individuals enrolled in Discovery Services may participate in Group Day Support, Community Engagement, or Community Coaching services.

 

 

Group Day Support

Group Day Support services are for individuals who have an interest in improving self-help, socialization, community integration, employability, and adaptive skills. Skill building is provided in coordination with required therapies per the individual person centered plan.

Individuals will receive education, support, and monitoring to acquire and retain skills in many areas, including:

An individual in Medicaid Waiver pictured with her case manager during Pet Therapy.

Individuals in Medicaid Waiver services enjoy pet therapy.

  • Personal Care Needs
  • Communication
  • Hobbies, Clubs, or other related activities in their communities
  • Exploring community job prospects through internship or volunteer activities
  • Skill building in positive behavior, the use of community resources, community safety, positive peer interactions, and social skills.

Individuals who are eligible for Group Day Support services will have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability and an IQ of 70 or below. They must be in stable medical condition and without the need for Skilled Nursing Services.

Group Day Support services are available to individuals who meet the above requirements and whose outcomes and objectives could address the following in a community setting:

  • Self, social, and environmental awareness
  • Sensory stimulation and gross, fine motor, and perceptual skills
  • Communication and personal care
  • Learning skills and problem solving
  • Behavior Management activities

Services are conducted using a 1:7 ratio.

Community Engagement

Participating in community activities is an important part of Medicaid Waiver services.

Community Engagement services are provided to individuals with an interest in improving positive social behavior, interpersonal competence, greater independence, and the personal choice needed to access the typical activities and functions of community life.

Individuals who participate in Community Engagement Services will be provided education, support, and monitoring to acquire and retain skills in the following areas:

  • Activities and public events in the community
  • Interests and activities that encourage meaningful use of leisure time
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Maintaining contact with friends and family

Through skill building and education in self direction, outcomes of Community Engagement services may include:

  • Development of self-advocacy skills
  • Participation in cultural events
  • Development of appropriate work attitudes
  • Development of living skills
  • Exercise of civil rights
  • Promotion of health and wellness

Community Engagement services are available to individuals who meet the above requirements and whose outcomes and objectives could address the following in a community setting:

  • Exploration and development of natural supports
  • Use of community resources and community safety
  • Recreational and leisure time
  • Exercise and mobility
  • Those outcomes and objectives also listed for Group Day Support services

Services are conducted on a 1:3 ratio.

Community Coaching

Community Coaching services will assist individuals to build a specific set of skills to address a barrier that prevents participation in the activities of Community Engagement. Supports are provided in the areas of self-management, eating, and personal care needs while in the community.

Services are conducted on a 1:1 ratio.

Individuals who are eligible for Community Coaching services will have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability and an IQ of 70 or below. They must be in stable medical condition and without the need for Skilled Nursing Services.

Community Coaching services are available to individuals who meet the above requirements and whose outcomes and objectives could address the following in a community setting:

  • Exploration and development of natural supports
  • Use of community resources and community safety
  • Recreational and leisure time
  • Exercise and mobility
  • Those outcomes and objectives also listed for Group Day Support services

Referral to Medicaid Waiver Programs at Goodwill

Individuals participating in Medicaid Waiver programs at Goodwill are referred by Community Services Boards and Centers for Independent Living. Programs operate Monday through Friday from 8am to 3:30pm.

Where are Medicaid Waiver Services at Goodwill Offered?

Programing is offered at the Roanoke Jobs Campus, Radford Jobs Campus, and Rocky Mount 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 2.