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New Choices Waiver

Important Program Changes

Please be advised that beginning July 1, 2015, there are some changes to the admission policy:

Residents of nursing facilities or hospitals:

  • The majority of available waiver slots will be reserved for long term residents of nursing facilities and other Utah licensed medical institutions (excluding institutions for mental disease).  
  • The existing admission policies for this group have not changed. 
  • Residents of nursing facilities or other Utah licensed medical institutions (non-IMD) are NOT limited to the open application periods listed below and may submit an application at any time during the year until the program reaches full capacity.
Residents of licensed assisted living or small health care (Type N) facilities:
  • For individuals applying from other qualifying settings such as licensed assisted living facilities (ALFs) or licensed small health care (Type N) facilities, applications will only be permitted during three open application periods each year.   The actual number of individuals admitted during each application period will be limited.  Applicants who have lived in a qualifying facility type the longest will be given preference.

The open application schedule for ALF and Type N residents will be as follows:

  • July 1 - July 14, 2015
  • November 1 – November 14, 2015
  • March 1 – March 14, 2016

Applications must be date stamped with a date that falls within the application period dates in order to be considered.  (Fax date stamp, USPS post mark, or secure email received date stamp.)

  • The length of stay requirement is 365 days for people applying to the New Choices Waiver program from licensed ALFs and Type N facilities.  To meet this criterion, applicants must have satisfied the full 365 days on or before the last day of the open application period in which they apply.

The New Choices Waiver program has updated its application materials.  Old applications are not valid, so please contact the program office to request an updated application.  (800) 662-9651, option 6.


Services Available Through the New Choices Waiver Program:

Adult Day Care

Adult Residential Services

Assistive Technology Devices

Attendant Care

Caregiver Training

Case Management

Chore Services

Consumer Preparation Services

Emergency Response Systems

Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

Financial Management Services

Habilitation Services

Home Delivered Meals

Homemaker Services

Community Transition Services

Medication Assistance Services

Non-medical Transportation

Personal Budget Assistance

Respite Care

Specialized Medical Equipment

Supportive Maintenance