CRA – Community Residential Alternative

Medicaid Waiver ProgramCommunity Residential Alternative (CRA) services are designed for persons who need concentrated levels of support. These services are a range of interventions that focus on training and support. Services are individually tailored to meet specific needs and assist with changes in service needs.

The service needs may be addressed in one or more of the following areas:
eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming and health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.

We provide for highly-customized services at our client’s request. To start this process, call us at (478) 923-7727 and schedule a free consultation today.

Items Covered

  • Individuals receiving CRA services live in small group settings of 4 or less individuals and have life sharing arrangements or foster homes.
  • They receive assistance and/or training in activities of daily living, such grooming, personal hygiene, feeding, toileting, transferring, and other similar tasks.
  • Assistance and/or training in household care, such as meal preparation, clothes laundering, bed-making, housecleaning, simple home repair, yard care, and other similar tasks.
  • Medically related services, such as transportation to medical appointments, assisting with therapeutic exercises, and assisting with or supervising self-administration of medication.
  • Implementation of a Behavioral Support Plan if needed.
  • Transportation to all waiver services noted in the Individual Service Plan.
  • Taking individuals for medical care, therapies, personal shopping, recreation and other community activities.
  • Individuals who receive CRA services must receive a minimum of one face-to face contact with their Support Coordinator per month in the home where the supports are provided. Some individuals may require additional Contacts. The number of contacts is determined by the Team.
  • CRA RN and LOP services which are defined as only routine nursing services that are integral to meeting the daily need of the person in his or her residence.

Eligibility Conditions

  • CRA services are provided to individuals who require intense levels of supports
  • The need must be reflected in the Individual Service Plan (ISP) that is approved by the Regional Office

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