Elderly, Blind, & Disabled Waiver (EBD)

Vitality Care provides assistance to those who are on HCBS – EBD waiver program. The Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for persons who are Elderly, Blind, or Disabled (EBD) provides assistance to people ages 65 and older who have a functional impairment or are blind, and to people ages 18-64 who are physically disabled or have a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS and require long-term supports and services in order to remain in a community setting.  Effective April 1, 2014 this program incorporated services formerly provided under the Persons Living with AIDS/HIV (PLWA) program.

  • EBD services work with or add to the services that you receive through the Health First Colorado State Plan and other federal, state and local public programs.
  • EBD also works with the supports that families and communities provide.
  • If you receive services through the EBD waiver, you are also eligible for all Health First Colorado covered services except nursing facility and long-term hospital care.

Who Qualifies?

You must meet the following financial and program criteria to access services under this program. To use waiver benefits, you must also be willing to receive services in your home or community.

Level of Care

  • You require long-term support services at a level comparable to services typically provided in a nursing facility.

Eligibility Group

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • If you are between the ages of 18 and 64, you must be blind or have a physical disability, or have a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS.
  • If you are age 65 and older, you must have been determined to have a significant functional impairment.


  • Your income must be less than three times the current Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) limit per month.
  • For a single person, your countable resources must be less than $2,000.
  • For a couple, the countable resources must be less than $3,000.
  • If you do not meet these financial requirements, you may be eligible through the Health First Colorado Buy-In Program for Working Adults with Disabilities.

Benefits and Services

If you are enrolled in the EBD waiver, you will receive regular Health First Colorado benefits. Additionally, you will also receive the following services specific to the EBD waiver:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Alternative Care Facilities
  • Community Transition Services
  • Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services
  • Homemaker Services
  • Home Modifications
  • In-Home Support Services
  • Medication Reminder
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Personal Care Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Respite Care Services

How to Apply

If you are already enrolled in Health First Colorado, contact your local Single-Entry Point (SEP) to start the waiver application process.

If you have more questions about this program, please contact Vitality Care at 303-993-5033 and we can help you sign up for this program if you qualify.