Formerly the WVLTCP, we are now WVPEL, Inc.
Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

Home and Community-Based Services majority of long-term services and supports available in West Virginia are offered in institutional settings. Increasing numbers of West Virginians though would like to utilize home and community-based services (HCBS) to assist them in remaining in the community as they age.

Home and community-based services are all formal (paid) services delivered in the home and community, as opposed to institutional settings. These services include personal assistance, home health, waiver programs, and other services funded by federal and state government, as well as private payers. Individuals can utilize these supports to help maximize their independence and functioning. 

The cost of sustained HCBS often are beyond the financial means of most West Virginians. Many areas of the state also lack access to key services. Thus, comprehensive planning and policy development, as well as expanded funding, is needed to guarantee HCBS are available in every community.

Through the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services several innovative programs are offered, which leverage a mixture of public and private money to fund HCBS for a limited number of older adults. For West Virginians with extremely restricted means, the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver provides services at home. These meaningful programs deserve continued support and expansion.

During Spring 2010, the Partnership engaged a working group identifying critical issues concerning home and community-based services in West Virginia. The group’s findings are available in the Library.

Resources for the WVPEL DCW Workgroup HERE.