Home and Community Services
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver

What is the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver?

This program funds specialized assisted living services for persons with traumatic brain injury.

Who may need this program?

Individuals with traumatic brain injury who:

  • Qualify for nursing-facility level of care
  • Are ages 18 through 64
  • Want to live in assisted living

More questions and answers about the TBI Waiver

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

Information on becoming a provider of services


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* (such as a blow to the head) and meet nursing facility level of care
  • Have a need for specialized assisted living

*This program is not for acquired brain injury caused by strokes, tumors, and other non-traumatic causes.

What services may be available through the TBI Waiver?

Specialized Assisted Living which offers services that include assistance with personal care activities and activities of daily living, such as:

  • Escort services (an escort is a person who will accompany the individual with TBI to a medical appointment if he or she is unable to go alone)
  • Essential shopping
  • Health maintenance activities
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry services
  • Dining service
  • Provision of medications
  • Personal care services
  • Transportation services

What types of facilities does the Keys Amendment affect and where can I find a copy of the compliance document?

pdficon.gif (914 bytes) List of facilities and Keys Amendment compliance

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

Nebraska Traumatic Brain Injury Online Training

Where can I read the DHHS regulations about the TBI Waiver Program?

Title 480 – Home and Community-Based Waiver Services and Optional Targeted Case Management Services

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