Personal Choices

Alabama's Medicaid's "Personal Choices" program is an option for individuals in seven West Alabama counties who are part of the Elderly and Disabled Waiver or the State of Alabama Independent Living (SAIL) Waiver Home and Community-Based Waiver program. The Personal Choices program is administered by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and is a collaborative effort with the Alabama Medicaid Agency and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. Under the Personal Choices program individuals are provided a monthly allowance from which they will determine what services they need. They may choose to hire someone to help with their care or they may wish to save money for equipment purchases. Financial counselors are available to guide them through the process which includes developing a budget to help manage the funds designated for their care.