This service is defined as a day and/or night direct support and assistance for recipients three (3) years of age and older, or for the relief of the care fiver, in and out of the recipient's home, to achieve and/or maintain the outcomes of increased independence, productivity, enhanced family functioning, and inclusion in the community, as outlined in his/her person-centered plan. Services may include but are not limited to:
Assistance and prompting with basic needs (feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, hygiene, etc.)
Assistance and/or training with activities of daily living (housekeeping, laundry, cooking, shopping, etc.) and:
Other activities that are essential to the health and welfare of the individual, specified in the plan of care.
Following the path to Total Assurance
Services are provided on a short term basis in the absence of the care giver's who are in need of relief from providing normal care. This service could be a help to family members who may need time to take care of personal needs or to renew themselves. Respite may be provided in or out of the recipient's home. Respite services are available up to twenty four hours a day.
Supervised Independent Living (SIL)
SIL provides assistance and/or training to individuals eighteen (18) years or older to reside in his/her apartment or own home of their choice as independently as possible, and to prevent institutionalization's. This services assures that individuals are living in a safe environment and receiving quality support on a regular basis. Services may include:
Training in Daily Living Skills;
Assistance with basic needs;
Assistance with obtaining financial aid and accessing other benefits available;
Advocacy and self-advocacy training as appropriate;
Providing qualified / trained staff to assist the individual to access other programs for which he/she qualifies; and
This service provides alternative services to individuals to live in the community instead of Nursing Homes or Institution. Services include but are not limited to:
Assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, hygiene;
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Assistance with bladder and/or bowel requirements or problems, including help with bed pan routines
Long-Term Personal Care Services (LT-PCS)
The purpose of personal care services is to provide limited assistance with the focus person activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
Eating, Bathing, Dressing
Grooming, Transferring, Ambulation
Medication Reminders, Toileting
Food Preparation and Storage
Grocery Shopping, Laundry
Assist with scheduling medical appointments
Assist recipient to access transportation
The Children Choice Program provides the following assistance:
Case Management - Services that assist the families in life planning for the child including gaining access to needed waiver and state plan services, as well as needed medical, social, educational, and other services, regardless of the funding source for the service to which access is gained.
Family Support - Services provided directly to the child that enable a family to keep the child at home and that enhance family functioning.
Centered-Based Respite - Services provided on a short-term basis to children unable to care for themselves due to the absence or need of relief of the parents or to others who normally provide care and supervision.
Diapers - for children age 3 and older.
These services are defined as tasks that are medically necessary as they pertain to an EPSDT eligible's physical requirements when physical limitations are due to illness or injury and necessitate assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, bladder or bowel requirements.
This service also prevents institutionalization and enables the recipient to be treated on an outpatient basis rather than an inpatient basis. To the extent that services on an outpatient basis are projected to be more cost effective than services provided on an inpatient basis.
The recipient must be of an age at which the tasks to be performed by the recipient would ordinarily be performed by the individual, if he or she was not disable due to illness or injury.