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 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 for paying for their room and board rate.
In 2023, for participants with a monthly SSI income of $1,492.82, the room and board rate is $1,324.82. For participants with an income of $1,492.82 or greater, the room and board rate is $1,344.82.