Home and community-based services (HCBS) provide support for people with significant long-term care needs, including people living with disabilities or mental illnesses, in the comfort of their homes and communities. These services fall into two categories: health services and human services.
Examples of health services include:
Examples of human services include:
- Legal services
- Support for legal needs such as will preparation
- Support for repairing and modifying clients’ homes
- Support for personal care needs such as bathing, dressing, eating, and using the toilet
- Adult daycares
Home and community-based services are primarily provided through Medicaid and funded through HCBS waiver funds from states.
Recipients for HCBS need to be financially and medically eligible. The requirements for eligibility may differ from state to state.