Home and Community Based Services
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver


What is the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver?

This program's objective is to provide participant-focused waiver services to strengthen and support the unique cognitive and behavioral needs of each participant in specialized assisted living.  


Who may be eligible for this program?

Adults who:

  • Live in Nebraska
  • Are eligible for Medicaid
  • Are ages 18 through 64
  • Have a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury*
  • Meet nursing facility level of care
  • Have a need for specialized assisted living 

*A nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. This term does not apply to brain injuries induced or causes by birth trauma.  

What services may be available through the TBI Waiver?
Specialized Assisted Living offers services that include assistance with personal care activities and activities of daily living, such as:
  • Escort services (a person who will accompany the participant to and from medical appointments)
  • Essential shopping
  • Health maintenance activities
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry services
  • Provision of medications
  • Personal care services
  • Transportation services

Contact someone who can answer your questions about the TBI Waiver or apply for the program

Information on becoming a provider of services


Where can I find information on public services and other resources for individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and training related to the causes, symptoms, and treatment of TBIs?

Nebraska Traumatic Brain Injury Online Training

To find out more about the TBI waiver, visit Medicaid.gov and review our NE TBI waiver application.


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