Medicaid programs may also cover a variety of different Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) to help people stay living at home and active in the community. The level of support provided is typically based on the needs of the individual.
Examples of the types of home health care and residential senior care services provided as part of HBCS programs include:
- Personal care like showering
- Transportation services
- Skilled nursing care
- Occupational, speech and physical therapy
- Managing diet and nutrition (healthy eating)
- Home-delivered meals
- Home chores and housekeeping
Some HCBS services like skilled nursing care and occupational, physical or speech therapy are delivered by qualified and, in some cases, licensed professionals. Other services, such as doing chores around the house and making meals, can be provided by family members, friends or paid caregivers.