Roads to Freedom - Home and Community Based Waiver Program
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PA 2-1-1 North East
Description of Service
The Obra Waiver Program, is a Home and Community Based Waiver program that helps those with developmental physical disabilities to live in the community and remain as independent as possible. Available services may include:
Adult day services
Assistive technology/specialized medical equipment and supplies
Community Integration, which helps consumers with socialization and adjustment to surroundings
Community transition services
Personal Assistance Services such as bathing, transferring cooking, cleaning, and shopping
Environmental Accessibility Adaptations, a waiver that pays for home modifications not covered by insurance
Extended state plan - visiting nurse, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavior therapy
Non-medical transportation, i.e. bus tokens
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS units)
Service Coordination by a coordinator who serves as the consumer's "go to" person
Yes. Building entrance, restrooms, and within the building
Call the office or send a message through the "Contact us" link in their website.
General eligibility requirements:
Be between the ages of 18 and 59. Individuals who are currently in the waiver prior to 7/1/2006 will age in place. Individuals age 60 and older will be referred to the Aging Waiver.
Have a severe developmental physical disability requiring an Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care.
Consumer's disability results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, learning.
Meet the financial requirements as determined by the local County Assistance Office.
Other related conditions (ORCs) include physical, sensory, or neurological disabilities which manifested before age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely.