MO HealthNet for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled

810.040.15 BASIC ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR RESPITE CARE

To be eligible for the program a claimant must be:

  1. Currently eligible for Medicaid benefits;
  2. Age 65 years of age or older;
  3. Assessed by the Division of Senior Services to have certain impairments and unmet needs, i.e. (s)he would require admission to an ICF/SNF if respite care and/or other waivered services were not provided; and
  4. Willing to receive comprehensive assessment and case management services through the Division of Senior Services.