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Randy enjoyed living in his own home with support from the ADvantage Waiver Program. Being a strong self-advocate who works closely with his staff and provider agency to determine his treatment plan, Randy says, “There’s nothing better” when asked about the services available from the ADvantage Waiver. Randy receives personal care services to assist with carrying out activities of daily living.
ADvantage Waiver Program
What is the ADvantage Waiver Program?
The ADvantage Waiver Program is a long-term care program providing Medicaid funded home and community-based services to frail elders and adults with physical disabilities. ADvantage is a program of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) ADvantage Administration Unit. If you are determined medically and financially eligible, you will be able to select a provider agency that will assign a case manager to you. This person will assist you in deciding what services are needed and will help develop a treatment plan with you. The case manager will also help arrange services provided to you by agency staff. The ADvantage Waiver Program is intended to assist families and support their effort to provide specialized health care to loved ones in their home.
Who is eligible?
• A resident of the State of Oklahoma
• 65 years of age or older and in frail health, or 21 years of age and older and have a physical impairment or
combination of physical, mental and/or functional impairments
• Meet nursing-home level-of-care needs criteria
• Meet Medicaid financial criteria established by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority
• Monthly income limit of $2022, with a resource limit of $2000. This figure is subject to change.
If you or a member of your family has a disabling condition that is preventing you from remaining in your home or on the farm, you may qualify for the ADvantage Waiver Program. This program can provide services that help you and your family with specialized health care in your home. Eligibility is based on the level of care you need as well as financial resources.The Oklahoma AgrAbility Project is a joint effort of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation and the Langston University School of Physical Therapy. Mention or display of a trademark, proprietary product or firm does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University, Langston University or the National AgrAbility Project, and does not imply approval to the exclusion of other suitable products or firms.
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About Oklahoma AgrAbility
Oklahoma AgrAbility connects farmers and ranchers with disabilities to resources that may help provide continued success in their enterprise, operation and daily life activities. AgrAbility strives to provide education, assistance and support to those in need.
Contact Oklahoma AgrAbility
405-744-5182 • 888-885-5588 (voice/tty) • agrability.okstate.edu • firstname.lastname@example.org
What kinds of services are available?
Based on the individual’s plan of care, services may include:
• Adult day health care
• Case management
• Consumer directed personal assistance service and supports
• Home delivered meals
• Home modification
• Occupational therapy
• Personal care services to assist with carrying out
activities of daily living
• Physical therapy
• Prescription drugs
• Respite services to relieve the primary caregiver on
• Specialized equipment and supplies
• Speech therapy
• Supported restorative assistance
What is the cost of specialized devices?
If eligible, there is currently no cost for the services.
How do I find out if I am eligible for the program? Can I call for a family member?
• Call the statewide referral number 800-435-4711. The
staff will conduct a telephone interview with the
potential applicant or family member.
• The staff will refer appropriate applicants to their local
DHS office for a functional assessment.
• Case management services for the ADvantage Waiver
Program are available through contracted providers
agencies accessed through the county DHS office.
For More Information Contact
ADvantage Program Intake Line
1-800-435-4711 Toll Free
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