Map of the United States
US: Paid Family Caregiver Programs

Alaska Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Assistant Program
Description Personal Care Assistance (PCA) provides support for Alaskan seniors and individuals with disabilities. PCA services provide support related to an individual's activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing and eating) as well as instrumental activities of daily living (i.e. shopping, laundry, light housework). PCA is provided statewide in Alaska through private agencies.
Target audience Seniors and individuals with disabilities
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • parents of a minor child,
  • spouse,
  • legal guardian,
  • or sole Power of Attorney or a joint/dual Power of Attorney who also is a paid caregiver
Contact Information
  • Anchorage - (800) 478-9996,
  • Juneau - (866) 465-3165,
  • Fairbanks - (800)770-1672
  • http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/contact.aspx
Website http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/pca/default.aspx
Resources

General information for the personal care assistance program: handbook

 

Alabama Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Arkansas Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Alternatives for Adults with Physical Disabilities
Description Personal care is usually provided by an agency but is available to some as a monthly cash allowance through the Independent Choices program.
Target audience Adults with physical disabilities
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • person legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Division of Aging and Adult Services at 501-682-2441 or 1-501-682-2443 (TDD) or the Choices in Living Resource Center at 1-866-801-3435.
Website http://www.daas.ar.gov/alternative.html
Resources Alternatives for Adults with Physical Disabilities Brochure: http://www.daas.ar.gov/pdf/AAPD%20brochure%20Rev.%2011-10.pdf

 

Arizona Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Arizona Long Term Care System
Description Personal care is provided within the managed care system in Arizona known as Arizona Long Term Care System.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes. Spouses can be paid through the "Spouses as Paid Caregivers" program. Parents of minor children are excluded.
Contact Information http://www.azahcccs.gov/applicants/application/ALTCSoffices.aspx?ID=ALTCS
Website http://www.azahcccs.gov/applicants/medicalservices.aspx?ID=ALTCS
Resources

Manual: Spouses as Paid Caregivers and Self Directed Attendant Care.

 

California Personal Care Agency Information
Program name In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Description The types of services which can be authorized through IHSS are housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, personal care services (such as bowel and bladder care, bathing, grooming and paramedical services), accompaniment to medical appointments, and protective supervision for the mentally impaired.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes
Contact Information

California Department of Social Services:
(916) 651-8848
http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1785.htm

Website http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/PG1296.htm
Resources In-Home Supportive Services

 

Colorado Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS)
Description CDASS is a Medicaid benefit provided within the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled waiver and the Persons living with Mental Illness waiver that allow participants to manage their personal attendant services.
Target audience Elderly and persons with disabilities enrolled in the Elderly, Blind & Disabled and the Mental Illness waivers.
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?

Yes with the following limitations for family members and/ or legal guardians:

  • The family member and/or legal guardian shall be employed by the Financial Management Services (FMS) and be supervised by the client and/or Authorized Representative if providing CDASS.
  • The family member and/ or legal guardian providing Personal Care, Homemaker, and/or Health Maintenance Activities shall be reimbursed at an hourly rate by the FMS which employs the family member and/or legal guardian, with the following restrictions:
    • A family member and/or legal guardian shall not be reimbursed for more than forty (40) hours of CDASS in a seven day period.
    • A spouse may only be paid to furnish extraordinary care as determined by the Case Manager. Extraordinary care is determined by assessing whether the care to be provided exceeds the range of care that a spouse would ordinarily perform in the household on behalf of a person without a disability or chronic illness of the same age, and which are necessary to assure the health and welfare of the client and avoid institutionalization. Extraordinary care shall be documented on the service plan.
    • A client and/or Authorized Representative must provide a planned work schedule to the FMS a minimum of two weeks in advance of beginning CDASS, and variations to the schedule shall be noted and supplied to the FMS when billing.
    • A married individual shall be offered a choice of providers. A client and/or Authorized Representative who choose a spouse as a care provider, shall document the choice on the Attendant Support Services management plan.
Contact Information Agency Contact Information
Website http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/HCPF/HCPF/1210324172195
Resources

CDASS fact sheet

CDASS training manual

 

Connecticut Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Assistance Waiver
Description The Personal Care Assistance waiver enables people with disabilities to employ personal care attendants to help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, transfer, and toileting, as well as home chores, shopping, laundry, and other activities that are essential for independence. This Medicaid waiver admits persons with limitations in at least two activities of daily living. Under this waiver, the consumer hires and trains the personal care attendant.
Target audience Disabled adults aged 18 to 64
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • conservator/legal guardian
  • a relative of the client's conservator/legal guardian
Contact Information Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Website http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/site/default.asp
Resources

Personal care assistance waiver program / PCA waiver

Personal Care Assistance Medicaid Waiver Program

Personal Care Assistance Waiver Program

 

District of Columbia Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care
Description Personal care aides are paid to help with bathing and cooking.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parent of a minor
  • beneficiary, or any other legally responsible relative (see below)
Contact Information

Income Maintenance Administration (IMA) Service Center:

Website http://dhcf.dc.gov/service/medicaid
Resources

Notice of final ruling: Medicaid Reimbursement for Personal Care Service

 

Delaware Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care (Note: Delaware currently does not have participants in this program, personal care is provided through other programs such as 1915(c) HCBS waivers)
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
No
Contact Information

Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC):

  • (800) 223-9074
  • http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/contact.html
Website http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/perscare.html
Resources None

 

Florida Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Assistance
Description Individuals can receive personal care at the Standard, Moderate, and Intensive level. Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) which is part of the Medicaid State Plan provide personal care assistance to those under the age of 21.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes
Contact Information

Agency for Persons With Disabilities:

Website http://apd.myflorida.com/
Resources

Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC +)
HCBS Waiver Services

 

Georgia Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Hawaii Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Iowa Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Consumer-Directed Attendant Care (CDAC)
Description

CDAC is available within 6 Medicaid home and community-based services waivers, they are:

  • Intellectual disability waiver,
  • Elderly waiver,
  • Ill and handicapped waiver,
  • Brain injury waiver,
  • Physical disability waiver, and the
  • AIDS/HIV waiver.

You will be the employer of your CDAC service provider. You are responsible for finding, hiring, training, directing and, if needed, firing your helper.

Target audience Elderly and persons with disabilities enrolled in the 6 listed waivers.
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parent, stepparent
  • guardian if you are under 18 years old
  • Anyone under age 18
Contact Information DHS Offices
Website http://www.ime.state.ia.us/HCBS/HCBSindex.html
Resources

CDAC Services
CDAC Member Handbook

 

Idaho Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal Care Services assists people with personal care and hygiene, as well as medically related household duties, shopping or transportation.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
No
Contact Information

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare:

Website http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/Medicaid/HomeCare/tabid/215/Default.aspx
Resources

Idaho's Self-Directed Community Supports

 

Illinois Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Indiana Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Kansas Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Work Opportunities Reward Kansans (WORK)
Description WORK is a Medicaid package of benefits that provides personal services, as well as other services, for employed persons with disabilities in Kansas.
Target audience Working persons with disabilities needing personal care
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
No
Contact Information Division of Health Care Finance (785) 296-3981
Website http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/workinghealthy/work.htm
Resources None

 

Kentucky Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Consumer Directed Option
Description The Consumer Directed Option is available for persons eligible for and receiving personal care in the following 5 waivers: Acquired Brain Injury waiver, Acquired Brain Injury Long Term Care waiver, Home and Community Based wavier, Michelle P waiver and Supports for Community Living waiver.
Target audience Elderly and persons with disabilities enrolled in the 5 listed waivers.
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?

Yes, with the exception of:

  • spouse
  • persons legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Case manager in the respective waivers; Medicaid Division of Long Term Care and Community Alternatives at (502) 564-7540 or Medicaid Member Services at 1-800-635-2570
Website http://chfs.ky.gov/dms/Consumer+Directed+Option.htm
Resources None

 

Louisiana Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Long Term Personal Care Services
Description Long Term Personal Care Services assists people who need help with at least 1 activity of daily living with personal care and hygiene, as well as medically related household duties, shopping or transportation.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?

Yes, with the exception of:

  • spouse
  • person legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Department of Health & Hospitals (888) 342 6207
Website http://dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/medicaid/ltc/docs/flyerLTC.pdf
Resources Personal care services provider manual

 

Massachusetts Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Home Care Assistance Program
Description The Home Care Assistance Program provides homemaker services to eligible adults with disabilities who are functionally limited in meeting their own nutritional and environmental needs.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parent or foster parent (if the consumer is a minor child);
  • surrogate; or
  • legally responsible relative
Contact Information The Home Care Assistance Program (617) 204 3853
Website http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/consumer/disability-services/living-supports/home-care/
Resources PCA consumer handbook

 

Maryland Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Attendant Care Program
Description The Attendant Care Program provides financial reimbursement to consumers with chronic or severe physical disabilities who direct their own attendant services. Services may include assistance with personal care, household chore and transportation.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of spouse
Contact Information Maryland Department of Disabilities (410) 767-6025
Website http://www.mdod.state.md.us/Daily%20Supports.aspx?id=88
Resources Self-direction & the attendant care program handbook

 

Maine Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Homemaker Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parents or stepparents of a minor child who is a member
Contact Information Catholic Charities of Maine 1-888-477-2263.
Website http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/aging/long-term/homemaker.shtml
Resources

MaineCare Benefits Manual
Private Duty Nursing and Personal Care Services
Home care: where to find it

 

Michigan Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Home Help Program
Description Home Help provides unskilled personal care services such as meal preparation, assistance with eating, grooming, laundry, shopping and moving about the home.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?

Yes, with the exception of:

  • spouse
  • parents of persons under 18
Contact Information Department of Human Services:
Website http://www.mi.gov/dhs
Resources

Home help service guide
Hiring paid caregivers for in-home services

 

Minnesota Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Assistance Program
Description The Personal Care Assistance program provide services to people who need help with activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living and health-related functions.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes, under the PCA Choice Option
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parent or minor
  • step parent or minor
  • paid legal guardian
  • licensed family foster provider (sometimes)
Contact Information Minnesota Department of Human Services:
Website http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=id_003867
Resources None

 

Missouri Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care
Description There are 5 types of Personal Care programs available in Missouri Personal Care: Available through an agency based or consumer-directed option. Consumer-Directed Services (CDS PC) - Services provided to persons with a physical disability who are able to direct their own care; Basic PC - Activities such as grooming, bathing, dressing and eating; Advanced PC - Medically related personal care activities; and Residential Care Facility (RCF PC) - Services provided to residents of a licensed RCF.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of spouse and persons legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Division of Senior and Disability Services:
Website http://health.mo.gov/seniors/hcbs/info.php
Resources None

 

Mississippi Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Montana Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Assistance Service
Description Personal Assistance Service helps eligible people remain in their homes who need help with activities such as bathing, grooming, dressing and meal preparation.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes, under the Self Directed PAS Option
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • persons legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Senior & Long Term Care Division (800) 269-1145
Website http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/communityservices/PAS.shtml
Resources None

 

North Carolina Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal Care Services covers the services of an aide in the recipient's private residence to assist with the recipient's personal care needs that are directly linked to a medical condition.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
No
Contact Information Division of Medical Assistance: 800-662-7030
Website http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/ltc.htm
Resources None

 

North Dakota Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, under the family home care option
Contact Information Department of Human Services (800) 472-2622 http://www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countysocialserv/index.html
Website http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/homecare1.html
Resources Family home care provider handbook

 

Nebraska Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Assistance Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • person legally responsible for the client
  • parent/guardian of a minor child
Contact Information Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services:
  • 1-800-358-8802
  • http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/map_cntctlst.aspx
Website http://dhhs.ne.gov/medicaid/Pages/med_medserv.aspx#Assist
Resources None

 

New Hampshire Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
No
Contact Information Department of Health & Human Services:
Website http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ombp/medicaid/index.htm
Resources None

 

New Jersey Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Assistant Services.
Description Personal Care Assistant Services is for beneficiaries who are experiencing some functional impairment and need a Personal Care Assistant to help them with some aspects of daily living such as dressing or bathing.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes, under the Personal Preference Program
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes
Contact Information Division of Disability Services:
Website http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds/ohcs/pca/
Resources

NJ Medicaid
Personal Preference Program

 

New Mexico Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Option Program
Description Personal care attendants in this program provide a range of in-home services that enable individuals to live in their own homes.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • family member with financial responsibilities of the client

See below.

Contact Information Aging and Long Term Services Department:
Website http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Information_and_Assistance.aspx
Resources Personal Care Option fact sheet

 

Nevada Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services provided within NV Medicaid and NV Check Up.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • persons legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Aging and Disability Services Division: (702) 486-3831
Website http://www.nevadaadrc.com/services-and-programs/pas-splashpage
Resources None

 

New York Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services Program
Description Provides personal care services such as housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, toileting, and grooming.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes, under the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parent
  • designated representative
Contact Information New York Medicaid:
Website http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/longterm/pcs.htm
Resources Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

 

Ohio Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Oklahoma Personal Care Agency Information
Program name State Plan Personal Care
Description State plan personal care is a Medicaid service that helps people with their daily living activities at home. A personal care attendant helps the consumer with things like bathing, grooming, getting in and out of bed, toileting, meals, eating and light housekeeping.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • person legally responsible for the client
  • parent of a minor child
Contact Information Department of Human Services:
Website http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/aging/
Resources Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program

 

Oregon Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, spouses under the Spousal Pay Program; other legally responsible persons are prohibited.
Contact Information Department of Human Services:
Website http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/spwpd/Pages/ltc/inhome.aspx
Resources None

 

Pennsylvania Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Attendant Care Waiver
Description

The Attendant Care waiver has been developed to emphasize de-institutionalization, prevent or minimize institutionalization and provide an array of services and supports in community-integrated settings. Services available through the Attendant Care waiver include Personal Assistance Services, Service Coordination, Personal Emergency Response System and Community Transition Services - services designed to support individuals to live more independently in their homes and communities.

Target audience Persons with physical disabilities enrolled in the waiver
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?

No. The State does not make payment to legally responsible individuals for furnishing personal care or similar services.

A legally responsible individual is any person who has a duty under State law to care for another person and typically includes:

  • the parent (biological or adoptive) of a minor child or the guardian of a minor child who must provide care to the child or
  • a spouse of a waiver participant
Contact Information http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/findfacilsandlocs/personalcarehomefieldoffices/index.htm
Website http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=733694&mode=2
Resources

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/1266282/attendant_care_07012012_pdf

http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ucmprd/groups/webcontent/documents/waiver/d_006876.pdf

 

Rhode Island Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Choice Program
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes except spouse
Contact Information Department of Human Services: (401) 462-5300
Website http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/documents/ICIsupportingdocs/Personal%20Choice%20Program%20%28Self%20Direction%29/PersonalChoice_ManualUser.pdf
Resources None

 

South Carolina Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

South Dakota Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Program
Description Personal Care services provide essential tasks necessary to enable individuals who are Medicaid eligible to remain living in the community. These services are provided if there is a medical-related condition and services are provided in the client's residence and workplace.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?
No
Contact Information Division of Adult Services & Aging:
Website http://dss.sd.gov/elderlyservices/services/personalcare.asp
Resources

 

Tennessee Personal Care Agency Information
Program name TennCare CHOICES
Description Personal & Attendant Care Services where someone will help you do things like get out of bed, take a bath, get dressed, fix and eat meals, or use the bathroom.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes, under the Consumer Direction Program
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of:
  • spouse
  • parent if client is a minor
  • person legally responsible for the client
Contact Information TennCare Long Term Services & Supports:
Website http://www.tn.gov/tenncare/long_covered.shtml
Resources None

 

Texas Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes, under Consumer Directed Services
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes
Contact Information Dept of Aging and Disability Service:
Website http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/personalcare.html
Resources Consumer Directed Services faqs

 

Utah Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Supported Living
Description Supported Living offers in-home services to persons to enable these individuals to remain in their own home for as long as possible. The program offers a wide variety of in-home services available to adults based on an assessment of their needs.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of
  • spouse
  • persons legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Aging and Adult Services: (801) 538-3910
Website http://www.dspd.utah.gov/overview_supportedliving.htm
Resources None

 

Virginia Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Consumer Directed Model
Description The Consumer Directed Model is available for persons eligible for and receiving personal care in the following 3 waivers : Intellectual Disability waiver, Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities waive and Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction waiver
Target audience Elderly and persons with disabilities enrolled in the 3 listed waivers.
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, with the exception of
  • spouse
  • persons legally responsible for the client
Contact Information Department of Medical Assistance Services:
Website http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_atchs/ltc/ltc-omfs2.pdf
Resources None

 

Vermont Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Attendant Services Program
Description The Attendant Services Program supports independent living for adults with disabilities who need physical assistance with daily activities. Program participants hire, train, supervise, and schedule their personal care attendants.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes except spouse
Contact Information Division of Disability and Aging Services:
Website http://ddas.vermont.gov/ddas-programs/programs-asp-default-page
Resources None

 

Washington Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes except spouse
Contact Information Dept of Social and Health Services: 1-800-970-5456
Website http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/pubinfo/services/servicetypes.htm#aide
Resources None

 

Wisconsin Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Services
Description Personal care services may include assistance with personal hygiene (for example, bathing or shaving), meal preparation, shopping, light housekeeping, and other services.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
No
Friends and family
allowed?

A person in the member's family, including a spouse of a member, shall be paid by the MCO for services if all of the following apply:

  • The service is authorized by the interdisciplinary team.
  • The member's preference is for the family member to provide the service.
  • The family member meets the MCO's standards for its subcontractors or employees
  • The family member will either:
    • Provide an amount of service that exceeds normal family care giving responsibilities for a person in a similar family relationship who does not have a disability; or,
    • Find it necessary to forego paid employment in order to provide the service and is not receiving a pension (including Social Security retirement benefits).
Contact Information ADRC of Wisconsin:
Website http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/LTC_COP/copdesc.htm
Resources Guidelines for paying family caregivers

 

West Virginia Personal Care Agency Information
Program name Personal Care Program
Description Personal Care services are hands-on, in-home services provided to those medically and financially eligible. Services are prescribed by a physician and provided by Personal Care Agencies with an approved certificate of need.
Target audience All persons with long term care and personal care needs
Independent providers
allowed?
Yes
Friends and family
allowed?
Yes, except spouse
Contact Information Bureau of Senior Services:
Website http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/HelpatHome/MedicaidPersonalCare/tabid/78/Default.aspx
Resources None

 

Wyoming Personal Care Agency Information
Program name n/a

 

Choose Another State

Select from map or list: