The Miami County community plays an integral role in Riverside's success. Without the generous support--both financially and socially--of our fellow community members, we could not fulfill our mission of empowering people with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of our community. In return, Riverside is committed to careful stewardship of local taxpayer dollars when providing the highest standard of care to the people we serve.
With our community's support, Riverside is funded primarily through two local tax levies. In addition to the levies, we also receive funding from federal and state programs such as Medicaid and Medicaid waivers to provide those we serve with the resources they need. Once someone is determined eligible for our services, they and their support network will work with a Service & Support Administrator (SSA), or case manager, to determine available funding resources.
No matter a person or family's ability, background or economic status, Riverside is here to provide those we serve with a lifetime of support. We know each person is unique, and we will always try to do whatever we can to help those we serve determine and live happy and fulfilled lives. To get started, please visit our Eligibility page to learn more about who is eligible to receive our services and how to initiate the eligibility process.
By the Numbers
Local tax levies approved by Miami County voters fund over 70% of the services we provide, in addition to state and federal dollars.
With funds supplied by local tax levies and state and federal dollars, we provide, coordinate and fund a variety of services to those we serve throughout their entire lifetime.
Waiver Match/Local Funding for Non-Waiver
A waiver is the term used for federal Medicaid money that is approved to pay a portion of a person's daily services. Waivers pay for approximately 60% of a person's services and must be paired with local funds to make up the remaining 40%.
This is commonly referred to as a waiver match. The waiver match is paid by county boards, such as Riverside, using local funds.
Types of Waivers
There are three Medicaid Waiver options that may be used to pay for a person's daily services. For more about waivers, who is eligible to receive them and funding specifications, please visit dodd.ohio.gov.
*Medicaid Waivers can cover a variety of services, including: homemaker/personal care, career planning, nutrition, money management, remote support, adaptive and assistive equipment, interpreter services, transportation and more.
Waiver Waiting List
Each County Board of Developmental Disabilities establishes waiting lists when there are not enough resources to meet the needs of everyone requesting service.
The ways in which waiting lists are handled have recently changed. These changes include a statewide assessment tool that is used to better understand a person's need for services, as well as any current or immediate needs they may have.