Medical Assistance Personal Care provides in-home help with the activities of daily living to financially qualified persons. Some additional activities may also be included such as house cleaning and personal grooming.
A registered nurse assesses the individual’s home care needs and the number of hours of assistance required. An official "Plan of Care" is developed. After receiving a doctor’s sign-off, it is submitted to the state for approval. Providers then come to the participant’s home and provide the assistance.
Publicly funded long-term care programs are designed to assist individuals to remain in their homes, remain as independent as possible, and to delay nursing home placement. To be eligible for the programs, you must be:
- Age 18 or older
- Frail elder (age 65 and older), developmentally disabled, or physically disabled
- Functionally qualify based on the Long Term Care Functional Screen
- Financially qualify for Medicaid
The ADRC is the front door into the long term care programs. Call 262-605-6646 for more information.