Community First Choice

Office of Long-Term Services and Supports (OLTSS)

What is the Community First Choice Waiver in Maryland?

The Community First Choice Waiver helps people live independent lives. Rather than going to a group or nursing home, you can stay in your own home and community. To make this possible, the waiver provides many different services, from helpful technology to getting home-delivered meals. This includes the ability to hire employed caregivers. 

The goal of this waiver is to help you increase your independence. All so you can live the life you choose. 

Who the Community First Choice Waiver Serves 

  • Older adults and people with disabilities 
    • Must need support with activities of daily living 
  • Maryland residents 
  • Medicaid eligible 
  • Level of Care: qualifies for services in an institution

With Community First Choice, You Can Get…

  • Personal Assistance Services 
  • Supports Planning 
  • Assistive Technology 
  • Training 
  • Home Delivered Meals 
  • And so much more! 

How GT Independence Supports You

At GT Independence, we believe you should be able to live life on your own terms. As a family-owned and disability-led financial management and counseling service (FMCS), we’ve sat on your side of the table. Our goal is to make it easy and convenient for you to control who delivers your support and how you get that support. 

As your advocates, we’re here to help you live the life you choose. We do this by: 

  • Simple e-enrollment process
  • Online portal with easy-to-read monthly budget reports 
  • Free app to track time and submit timesheets 
  • Support specialists ready to help with questions and counseling 

  •  Online Find a Caregiver directory 
  • Processing payroll and payments to employees 
  • 17+ years serving the aging and disability communities  
  • CARF accredited financial management service 

Want to get started?

Have questions about self-directing your services with Community First Choice? Contact our Maryland support specialists to learn how to get started.

Email: customerservice@gtindependence.com
Phone (toll-free): 877.659.4500