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Frail Elderly (FE) Waiver Program

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The Frail Elderly (FE) waiver provides Kansas seniors an alternative to nursing home care. Services include personal care, household tasks, and health services. The program promotes independence within the community and helps to offer residency in the most integrated environment.

Services

  • Adult Day Care
  • Assistive Technology
  • Personal Care Services
  • Comprehensive Support
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home Telehealth
  • Medication Reminder
  • Nursing Evaluation Visit
  • Oral Health Services
  • Personal Emergency Response
  • Enhanced Care Services
  • Wellness Monitoring

Eligibility

To be eligible for the FE waiver, an individual must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be 65 years old;
  2. Meet the Medicaid nursing facility threshold score;
  3. Be financially eligible for Medicaid.

Enrollment

To apply for the FE Waiver, contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) by calling 855-200-2372. The ADRC will conduct a FE functional eligibility assessment to determine functional eligibility for the FE waiver.

The Access Guide  contains detailed information regarding enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many hours of service can I have once I am approved for HCBS FE services?

  • Where do I call to get information when I need help?

  • What is self-direction?

  • Can my family be paid for helping me?

  • Will HCBS FE services pay for an individual who chooses to live in an Assisted Living Facility, Residential Health Care Facility, Home Plus or Boarding Care Home?

Additional Information

For additional information or assistance you may follow the provided link to contact the KanCare Ombudsman.

Renewal Information

Find waiver status, renewal, and public comment information here: Frail Elderly Waiver Information.

Contact Information

Program Manager:
Carrie Proffitt

Phone:
785-296-8288

Email:
carrie.a.proffitt@ks.gov

Fax:
785-296-0256

Mail:
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Attention: Home and Community Based Services
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404