Personal Care Services
Personal Care Services provide necessary personnel and supports to meet the daily living needs of a person with a developmental disability. These services and support, include evaluation and assessment, are provided to ensure adequate functioning in the person’s own home, someone else’s home, or in the home of their natural or adoptive family.
Personal Assistance services may include support or training with a wide range of activities necessary to meet the daily living needs of the person in the home and community including:
- Personal care, such as hygiene, bathing, eating, dressing, grooming, bowel and bladder care, menstrual care, transferring, supervision, basic first aid, giving medications, relief to a family who normally provides personal care, emergency response in the form of human assistance and operating medical, assistive or adaptive equipment;
- Household activities necessary to maintain a home living environment on a day-to-day basis, such as meal preparation, shopping and chores, assistance with money management and personal finances, cleaning, laundry, household repairs and maintenance which are related to the person’s disability;
- Mentorship activities, such as assistance with his/her participation on private and public boards, advisory groups and commissions, and person specific training costs associated with providing unique supported living services to an individual, such as training in child and infant care for parent(s) who themselves have a developmental disability.
- Supported living consultation: Supported living consultation includes assistance with decision making, planning daily activities, and direct assistance to access community resources and/or service provide