What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Oklahoma?

Which state department assist seniors in Oklahoma? The Oklahoma's Sooner Seniors Home and Community-based waiver programs provide services to elderly adults in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Waivers for the frail elderly and adults with physical disabilities age 21 and over who do not have mental retardation or a cognitive impairment include: Advantage; Medically Fragile; Sooner Seniors Waiver; and My Life, My Choice Waiver.

What is the best number to call to get started? If you have questions about Sooner Seniors Waiver Programs, please contact the toll-free number at 888-287-2443 or 405-522-7534. For more information about senior services in Oklahoma, call The Senior Info-line:
1-800-211-2116.

Is there a website? http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the Elderly Waiver in in Oklahoma? There are four waivers for frail elderly and adults with physical disabilities age 21 and over who do not have mental retardation or a cognitive impairment. Programs include:

ADvantage Waiver - Serves the frail elderly individuals age 65 or older and adult Oklahomans age 21 and older with physical disabilities who would otherwise require placement in a nursing facility.

Medically Fragile - This program serves qualifying individuals who meet hospital or skilled nursing facility level of care.

Sooner Seniors Waiver - Adults 65 and older who transitioned to community-based services in the Living Choice program are eligible for Sooner Seniors.

My Life My Choice Waiver - This program is for those adults with physical disabilities who transitioned to the community under the Living Choice program.

Is There a Waiting List For Services?

Is there a waiting list for the elderly waiver in in Oklahoma? Unknown

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the elderly Medicaid waiver program offer in Oklahoma?

ADvantage Waiver
- Services include: Case Management; Adult Day Health; Transitional Case Management; Personal Care in Adult Day Health; Advantage Personal Care; Therapy in Adults Day Health; Advanced Supportive/Restorative; Home Delivered Meals; Skilled Nursing – Home Health Setting; NF extended Respite (8 + hrs); RN Assessment Evaluation; In-home Respite (2-7 hrs); Occupational Therapy; In-Home Extended Respite ( 8+ hrs); Physical Therapy; Environmental Modifications; Respiratory Therapy; Hospice; Speech/Language Therapy; and Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies.

Medically Fragile - Services include: Advanced supportive/restorative assistance; Case management; Environmental modifications; Home delivered meals; Hospice care; Institutional Transition Services; Personal care; Prescription drug;s Personal emergency response system (PERS); Respite care; Skilled nursing; Private duty nursing; Self-Direction Services: Personal Care Advanced Supportive/Restorative Respite Self-Directed Goods and Services (SD-GS); Specialized medical equipment and supplies; and Therapy services: Physical Therapy services: Occupational Therapy services: Respiratory.

Sooner Seniors Waiver - Services include: Adult day health care; Advanced supportive/restorative assistance; Agency Companion; Assisted Living Services; Case management; Dental services (up to $1,000 per person annually); Environmental modifications; Family training; Home delivered meals; Hospice care; Institutional Transition Services; Nutritional education services; Prescription drugs; Personal care; Personal emergency response system (PERS); Respite care; Skilled nursing; Private duty nursing; Self-Direction Services: Personal Care Advanced Supportive/Restorative Respite Self-Directed Goods and Services (SD-GS); Specialized medical equipment and supplies; Therapy services: Physical Therapy services: Occupational Therapy services: Respiratory Therapy services: Speech; Transportation; and Vision services to include eye exam and glasses.

My Life My Choice Waiver - Services include: Adult Day Health Care; Advanced Supportive/Restorative Assistance; Agency Companion; Assisted Living Services; Assistive Technology; Audiology Treatment & Evaluation; Case Management; Dental Services (up to $1,000 per person annually;) Environmental Modifications; Family Counseling; Family Training; Home Delivered Meals; Hospice Care; Independent Living Skills Training; Institutional Transition Services; Personal Care; Personal Emergency Response System (PERS); Prescription Drugs; Private Duty Nursing; Psychiatry; Psychological Services; Respite care; Self-Direction Services: Personal Care Advanced Supportive/Restorative Respite Self-Directed Goods and Services (SD-GS) Service; Nutritional Education Services; Skilled Nursing; Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies; Therapy services: Physical Therapy services: Occupational Therapy services: Respiratory Therapy services: Speech; Transportation; and Vision services to include eye exam and glasses

How Do You Select A Provider?

Who will provide my services?
Various agencies and businesses provide services.

Additional Information

SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) is a health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state government. This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can't afford them. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is the state agency that administers the program and determines financial eligibility for the program.

Oklahoma Waivers for people with intellectual disabilities include: Community Waiver; Homeward Bound Waiver; In-Home Supports for Adults Waiver; and In-Home Supports Children Waiver.

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Homelife Association (918) 745-1114
Serving Oklahoma
Services Vary: from 24-hour assistance with basics such as bathing, dressing & eating, to occasional assistance developing skills in areas such as financial management.


Sheltered Work Opportunities (580)924-8509
Serving Oklahoma
Our mission is to secure or furnish life incentives & gainful employment to employable citizens not presently in the workforce because of mental and/or physical disabilities.