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Personal Care Services (PCS) provides medically necessary assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) and age appropriate instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) that enable the recipient to accomplish tasks that they would normally be able to do for themselves if they did not have any sort of medical condition or disability.

ADL includes the following:
•Eating (oral feeding and fluid intake)
• Dressing/Undressing
•Toileting/Elimination Needs
• Maintaining Continence

IADL includes the following:
•Personal Hygiene
• Light Housekeeping
• Meal Preparations
•Grocery Shopping
• Money Management



Respite Care is a service that provides supportive care and supervision to individuals under the age of 21 when the primary caregiver is unable to perform duties of a caregiver. This service is generally used due to a brief planned or emergency absence, or when the primary caregiver is available, but temporarily physically unable to care for or supervise the individual for a brief period of time.

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Personal Support services provides assistance and training to the patient in activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing/undressing, and preparation of meals. When specified in the patients support plan, this service can also include light housekeeping chores such as bed making, dusting/vacuuming, assistance with patient’s laundry, shopping and cooking which are incidental to the care furnished, or which are essential to the health and welfare of the patient rather than the patient’s family. Services also include non-medical care, supervision, and socialization. This can provide access to community-based activities that cannot be provided by natural or unpaid community supports, and are likely to result in an increased ability to access community resources without paid support.

This service is provided in support of a goal in the patients support plan and is not purely divisional in nature. Assistance is provided on a one-on-one basis to recipient who live in their family homes unless they are engaged in a community-based activity. Community-based activities can be provided to recipients living in their family home or in their own homes in groups not to exceed three.


WAIVER | Life Skills Development Level 1 (Companion)

Services consist of non-medical care, supervision, and socialization activities provided to adults (recipients of age 21 or older). This service must be provided in direct relation to the achievement of the patients goals per their support plan. The service provides access to community-based activities that cannot be provided by natural or other unpaid supports, and should be defined as activities most likely to result in increased ability to access community resources without paid support. Life Skills Development – Level 1 (Companion) services can be scheduled on a regular, long-term basis.


Life Skills Development services are not merely divisional in nature, but are related to a specific outcome of goal(s) of the patient. Activities can be volunteered and performed by the patient as a pre-work activity or activities that connect a patient to the community.