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Independant Services

Whether you want to remain living at home or you're in an institution and want to move back into the community, RCIL will help you find the services and supports you need to live your life your way. 

Home and Community Based Waiver Services

Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS) provide support and guidance to individuals with developmental disabilities to assist with independent living at home and in their community. This program enables individuals who have developmental disabilities or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries) and are eligible for Medicaid to receive Medicaid services in their community rather than in nursing homes or institutions.

Woman learning skills to live independently at home

This service can provide staff support to work with individuals on specific independent living skills goals that are chosen by the individual and caregivers.

Community goals may include

  • community integration,
  • money management,
  • shopping,
  • volunteering, or
  • attending appointments.

Skills are taught in the home to promote independent living within the community include:

  • How to do laundry;
  • How to cook;
  • How to maintain a home;
  • How to schedule and keep appointments;
  • How to develop a household budget;
  • How to choose and attend activities and events.

Counties Served:

Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties as well as surrounding areas. There is no age limitation.


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This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.