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Assisted Living Facility and Long Term Care Waiver

The Assisted Living Facility Waiver offers an option for individuals who need nursing home level of care but wish to remain in the community in an assisted living facility and receive specialized services that may delay or prevent admission to a nursing home.

The Long Term Care Waiver offers an option for individuals who need nursing home level of care but wish to remain in their home and receive specialized services that could delay or prevent admission to a nursing home.                                                                              

You must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least five years
  • A Wyoming resident
  • Age 65 or older, blind or disabled
  • Medically eligible based on a needs assessement completed by a public health nurse
  • Income eligible 
    • Gross monthly income limit is $2,163
      • Individuals with income above $2,163 may qualify by establishing an Income Trust
  • Resource eligible - limits are: 
    • Individual $2,000
    • Couple - $3,000, when both are applying
    • Couple - $117,240 when one is applying
      • Medicaid does not count as resources the home you live in (if the value is under $543,000), one vehicle or personal property (e.g., clothing, furnishings)
 

What do the Assisted Living Facility & Long Term Care Waiver programs cost?  

A recipient of the Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Waiver is responsible for paying room and board costs under the ALF waiver. A recipient of the Long Term Care (LTC) Waiver is not responsible for paying toward the cost of services provided under the LTC Waiver. Co-payments may apply for services.

 

How do I apply?

You may apply online at www.wesystem.wyo.gov, download a Medicaid Application in English or Spanish or contact the Customer Service Center at 855-294-2127.  

 

What do I need to apply?   

  • Verification of U.S. Citizenship and identity
  • Provide a Social Security Number or verification that you have applied for one
  • Documentation of medical need
  • Documents to verify income and resources