Gray Matters Alliance Is Now an Approved Medicaid Waiver Provider in Oklahoma
By: Gray Matters Alliance
Oklahoma's SoonerCare offers community-based services as an alternative to institutional services. The term waiver specifically refers to two elements of home and community-based services: First, the state applies to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a special waiver or a special allowance from the services typically included in the State Medicaid Plan. This waiver allows the state to use Medicaid funds to provide alternative community supports for a targeted population who is at risk for institutionalization. Second, the individuals served waive the institutional services for which they are eligible in order to receive community-based supports. To learn more about all of SoonerCare's waivers, requirements, and services it encompasses please click here.
The GMA System is a customizable assistive technology device that provides remote supports and remote monitoring to individuals that need assistance in their day to day lives. The device allows people to live a more independent life while simultaneously keeping them safe in their environment. Some examples of the device's features are telehealth, virtual vitals, medication management, educational tutorials, home safety with smart home compatibility, scheduler for ADLs, care plan and notes, and many things to keep someone socially engaged, avoiding isolation and loneliness.
About GMA: Gray Matters Alliance provides health, safety and technology services for the intellectual and the developmentally disabled and aging populations, as well as the families, and professional staff and caregivers. GMA, through Keeping Us Safe's Program helps families of senior drivers and TBI individuals determine if their loved one is safe to continue to drive or if driving cessation is needed. Additionally, GMA offers home safety assessments and durable medical equipment. GMA is dedicated to helping individuals live more independently and safely both in the home and on the roads.