About Long Term Care Services And
Home And Community Based Services
Community Long Term (CLTC) operates home and community-based waiver programs for persons eligible for institutional care such as nursing home care but who prefer to receive their services in the community. Through a process of case management and an individualized service package, waiver clients are able to successfully remain at home at a cost to Medicaid that is substantially less than the cost of institutional care.
The CLTC program began statewide in 1983 after a three-year pilot program in the Upstate.
It was first established to meet the needs of the elderly or disabled persons who were not able to care for themselves independently over a long period of time, perhaps for life. Currently, CLTC administers and operates the following long term care options:
- Community Choices waiver
- HIV/AIDS Waiver
- Ventilator Dependent Waiver
- Children's Services
- Medicaid Sponsored Nursing Facility placements
CLTC also administers the following two waivers that are operated by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs;