Home and Community Bases Services (HCBS) provides community based supports and services(PDF, 359KB) for persons in Kansas with disabilities. Although there are many waivers under the Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services; the Wyandotte/Leavenworth Area Agency on Aging only provides new and annual assessments for the following:
Frail Elderly (FE) Waivered Program
The Home and Community Based Services Frail Elderly (FE) program provides an option for Kansas seniors who receive Medicaid and qualify functionally to receive community based services as an alternative to nursing home care.
Physically Disabled (PD) Waivered Program
The Physically Disabled Program serves individuals age (16) - (65) who meet the criteria for nursing facility placement due to their physical disability, who are determined disabled by social security standards and who are Medicaid eligible.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waivered Program
The Traumatic Brain Injury program is for individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury and provides the services needed to ensure those individuals are able to be as safe and independent as possible in their homes. The TBI program serves individuals (16) - (65) years of age who would otherwise require institutionalization in a TBI Rehabilitation Facility.
NOTE: The TBI Program is not considered a long-term care program and is designed to be a rehabilitative program for consumers to receive therapies and services that enable them to rely less on supports as the consumer's independence increases.
If you are a NEW customer applying for HCBS under Kansas Medicaid/KanCare, the following check-list will assist you through this process EACH STEP IS REQUIRED.
- Complete KanCare application with the KanCare Clearinghouse, call: 1 (800) 792-4292.
- Contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to request Functional Assessment.
- ADRC will complete FAI within (5) business days from your date of request.
- Obtain Level of Care score outcome from the ADRC.
- Your Managed Care Organization (MCO) will contact you to set-up services once step 1 and 2 are completed.
If you are experiencing delays with STEP 3, please contact your MCO directly.
Aetna Better Health of Kansas
1 (855) 221-5656
Sunflower Health Plan
1 (877) 644-4623
1 (877) 542-9238
Other Helpful Contacts
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services: 1 (785) 368-6246
KanCare Ombudsman: 1 (855) 643-8180