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Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program

The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program (NHTD), is a program of the Department of Health contracted to the Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC). The Regional Resource Development Center housed at WILC serves the Lower Hudson Valley including Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam, Duchess, Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan counties.

The Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program identifies, assesses, plans, and supports the transition of nursing home residents, who are eager to and capable of returning to community living, back to integrated community living settings of their own choosing. In addition, the program assists in the diversion of persons at risk of being placed in a skilled nursing facility.

Individuals seeking services through the NHTD Waiver must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older, and if under 65 years of age, have proof of a physical disability
  • Be eligible for a nursing facility level of care
  • Be enrolled in the Medicaid Program
  • Choose living in the community vs living in a nursing facility
  • Have or find a living arrangement which meets the individual's needs
  • Be able to be served with the funds and services available under the Waiver and the Medicaid State Plan
  • Need Waiver services to ensure their health and welfare

Services offered though the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program:

  1. Service Coordination
  2. Independent Living Skills Training Services
  3. Home Community Support Services
  4. Structured Day Program Services
  5. Community Integration Counseling
  6. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
  7. Respite Services
  8. Environmental Modifications
  9. Assistive Technology
  10. Respiratory Therapy
  11. >Peer Mentoring
  12. Moving Assistance Services
  13. Community Transitional Services
  14. Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
  15. Home Visits by Medical Personnel
  16. Nutritional Counseling/Educational Services
  17. Wellness Counseling

If you have any questions please call NHTD Waiver staff, at 845-228-7457 (Voice - PILS), 914-682-3926 (Voice - WILC), 866-933-5390 (VP/TTY) or E-mail: mbuechelmaier@wilc.org.

To make a referral to the NHTD program, email: mbuechelmaier@wilc.org.

For more information about the services and/or becoming a waiver services provider: Click Here.

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