A NY State Licensed Home Health Care Company Serving Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties

Medicaid Waiver Programs


New York State Nursing Home Transition Diversion (NHTD) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Programs

Getting Help

Medicaid Waiver Programs

Medicaid Waiver Programs are a set of programs offered by the United States government’s Medicaid program. These programs aim to provide home and community-based services to individuals who would otherwise require institutional care. Two specific programs within Medicaid Waiver Programs are the Nursing Home Transition Diversion (NHTD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waivers.

The Nursing Home Transition Diversion (NHTD) waiver helps individuals transition from nursing homes to their homes or community-based settings. It offers support services like personal care assistance and home modifications, promoting independence.

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) waiver provides services to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Rehabilitation, assistive technology, and behavioral support are offered to help them regain independence and improve their quality of life.

Personal Attention

A Shift to Community-based Care

The NHTD and TBI waivers are part of Medicaid’s effort to prioritize community-based care over institutional care. By offering services and support in home or community settings, these waivers enhance individuals’ lives and reduce healthcare costs.

Home and Community-Based Services (HCSS) supports individuals with disabilities to live independently. These services are available through Medicaid Waiver Programs, such as NHTD and TBI, providing assistance and care in homes and community settings.

Providing Care

How Can We Help?

At Care Connection Home Care, we assist individuals with NHTD and TBI waivers. Our Home Health Care Agency offers personalized services, including personal care assistance, enabling Medicaid recipients to live independently and improve their overall well-being.

  • Qualifying for the Programs
    To qualify for the NHTD and TBI Medicaid Waiver Programs, individuals must meet specific criteria such as being eligible for community-based Medicaid, requiring nursing home level of care, and being able to live safely in the community. Contact the Regional Resource Development Center (RRDC) or Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) to initiate the application process.
  • Seeking More Information
    For detailed eligibility requirements and information about the NHTD and TBI Medicare Waiver Programs, refer to our article “Who Qualifies for the NHTD and TBI Medicare Waiver Programs?” or visit the New York State Department of Health website.


Qualifying for the NHTD and TBI Medicare Waiver Programs

While at Care Connection we cannot make or assist with the application, we are a participating LHCSA. We can direct the applicant to the Regional Resource Development Center (RRDC), the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) so they can begin the process of qualifying. The qualifying factors are as follows:

NHTD Medicaid Waiver Program

• Eligible for community-based Medicaid
• Need for nursing home level of care
• Age: 18-64 years with a verified physical disability or 65 years or older
• Ability to live safely in the community

TBI Medicaid Waiver Program

• Eligible for community-based Medicaid
• Need for nursing home level of care
• No age restriction (applies to individuals of all ages)
• Ability to live safely in the community

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Thank you for your interest in our Home Care services. If you have any questions, we encourage you to schedule an appointment or phone consultation with our staff or visit our office. We are pleased to offer nurses, aides and companion services for your family.


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