ⓘ Utah’s HCBS ID/RC Waiver
Home and Community-Based Services waiver programs are designed to provide long-term care services such as work supports, supervised community living, and respite care to vulnerable populations. Types of HCBS waivers may include care services for adults 65 or older, individuals living with acquired brain injuries, individuals living with intellectual disabilities, and individuals living with other physical disabilities.
The term "waiver" is used to describe these programs, as they reject the traditional regulatory requirements of the Medicaid office about establishment of long-term care services. The adoption of these programs of the failure marked a major shift of paradigm in long term care industry and individuals served by those programs. The purpose of the waiver is to improve the quality of life of people receiving long-term treatment. The mission of such failures is "to live in the most integrated community setting appropriate to individual support requirements and preferences." Since the adoption, many people living in institutions have moved into the community. Today, programs of GHB represent a preferred method of delivery of services rather than institutionalization.
Next, we focus specifically on program failure GHB serves individuals with intellectual disabilities or concomitant diseases of the ID / RC. This particular failure is in Utahns through the division of services for people with disabilities DSPD. DSPDs stated mission is to "promote opportunities and to provide assistance to persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives." The Agency is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities throughout Utah.