Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver Program

ElderChoice | Syracuse, NY

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) does not discriminate. It knows no socioeconomic barriers, cultural or religious affiliations.

A brain injury can happen to anyone, at any age, at any time. Any accident or illness that affects the brain can render a person less able to live and function in their home and community. This is not only devastating for the individual, but their families, friends and loved ones as well. Our team of professionals is specially trained and experienced in supporting individuals with brain injuries as they regain their independence and reach their ultimate life goals.



Service Coordination

Assists the individual in applying for the TBI Waiver and supports the participant in monitoring all services in order to ensure quality, continuity and person centeredness.

Home and Community Support Staff (HCSS)

HCSS is a service designed to support and assist the individual with activities of daily living, both in their home and community. All HCSS are certified personal care aides.

Structured Day Program (SDP)

Structured Day Program is a group service, which provides individuals the opportunity to socialize, re-integrate into their community and develop additional leisure and recreational skills in a supported environment.

Eligibility & Referrals 

• Must be between the ages of 18-64 years of age, at time of referral.
• Must have a medically documented Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
• Must be an active Medicaid recipient.
• Must be screened eligible for Nursing Home level of care.

The TBI Waiver Program is a choice-based model; however, referrals must first be made to the Department of Health’s Regional Resource Development Center. After which the participant is free to interview and choose ElderChoice as their service provider, if they so desire.


Reimbursement for this program is made exclusively through New York State Medicaid, although ElderChoice also provides all Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) services on a private pay basis.

Contact Us today for rates and more information or call us at 800-718-4352.  ElderChoice is your source for compassionate care and expertise in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) services in Upstate New York including Syracuse, Oneida, Cortland & Auburn NY and surrounding areas.

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