Assisted Living Waiver: A Program for Senior Assisted Living in California

Beginning in 2006 the ALW, or Assisted Living Waiver, allowed elder residents and those with disabilities access to assisted living care through Medi-Cal. This was available to those Californians living in San Joaquin, Sacramento and Los Angeles counties.

The purpose of the law is to allow those with minimal incomes, who are already in the Medi-Cal program and who would previously have needed to receive services from nursing facilities, to stay in their current living situation, or move to an RCFE, a Residential Care Facility ...

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