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 General Information
 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: