Assisted Living Waiver Program
The ALWP is designed to financially assist Medi-cal beneficiaries to live in a licensed board and care, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) or Adult Residential Facility (ARF) as an alternative to residing in a nursing home.
The board and care, RCFE, or ARF must be a Medi-Cal approved vendor. Medi-Cal reimburses for the activities of daily living services; such as bathing/grooming/dressing, medication management, three meals and snacks, transportation services to medical appointments, and other essential needs. However, the resident is responsible to pay for their own room and board rate.
In 2020, for participants with monthly SSI income of $1,206.37, the room and board rate is $1,069.37. For participants with income of $1,206.37 or greater, the room and board rate is $1,089.37