Louisiana Community Choices Waiver


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

“The Louisiana Community Choices Waiver (CCW) is a program for elderly and / or disabled Louisiana residents. This program, which replaced the Elderly and Disabled Adult Waiver, provides a wide range of services and support to assist elderly state residents in maintaining their independence. In other words, it helps to prevent institutionalization in nursing homes by providing support at home, in assisted living facilities, and in adult foster care homes.

In addition to in-home support services, this waiver offers a unique benefit called Monitored In-Home Caregiving (MIHC), which can loosely be compared to adult foster care. Under MIHC, a family member or friend can move in to the care recipient's home and get paid to provide care. The alternative option exists as well, where the elderly individual moves into a friend or younger family member's home (such as his/her adult child) and that individual receives compensation for providing care. Even spouses can be compensated for providing care under MIHC. However, it’s important to note that the caregiver must adhere to the rules set forth by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and be approved as a MIHC service provider.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Department of Health and Hospitals
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