The Personal Care program assists individuals with personal care tasks. Elderly and disabled individuals who are Medicaid eligible and require a certain level of care may qualify. The program helps eligible individuals remain independent in their homes by assisting with non-medical services such as activities of daily living (Bathing, grooming, transfers, meal serving and feeding, dressing and undressing, mobility, ambulation, routine toileting and transporting to medical appointments) by a trained personal care worker. A registered nurse over sees the program and makes supervisory visits.
Services are provided at the participant’s place of residence.
A person must show a medical need for personal care services. A State functional screen is conducted to determine eligibility and the number of hours that will be allowable for services. Prior authorization must be obtained and a contract signed with a personal care worker before services can begin. A physician's order for services is required on an annual basis.
A contract must be signed before services can begin. Prior authorization must be approved before services can begin and a physician’s order for services must be obtained on an annual basis. A waiting list is allowable for personal care services.