The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced a 20-slot expansion to their Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver.
The program allows qualified recipients over the age of three are able to remain in their homes as opposed to going to an institutional setting, such as a nursing home.
Around 66 people are already on the program. The extra money is possible in part due to an increased Federal match.
Recipients must need help with daily living tasks such as bathing, grooming, mobility and eating in order to qualify as well as meeting certain financial requirements.
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