Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP)
The Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) in Georgia offers personal, in-home support services to help adult Medicaid recipients with severe physical disabilities live in their own homes or in the community, instead of an institution such as a nursing home or hospital.
What is Provided Under ICWP?
Services provided through ICWP depend on the person’s needs. They may include:
- Homemaker Services
- Personal Care Services
- Companion Services
- Skilled Nursing
- Respite Care for Family Caregivers
- Case Management
- Emergency Response System
- Environmental Modifications (Home Modifications)
- Occupational Therapy
- Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
ICWP Eligibility Guidelines
- Must be a Medicaid Member
- Must be between ages of 21 and 64 when applying
- Do not have a primary diagnosis of mental disorder/mental illness
- Must have a severe physical disability and/or traumatic brain injury
- Must live in their own home or community instead of hospital or nursing home
- Must be capable of directing their own services
- Individuals with TBI do not have to meet this criteria
- Their physical impairment or TBI must substantially limit one or more activities of daily living and require assistance from another individual.
- Must be medically stable but at risk of placement in a hospital or nursing facility because community based support services are not available