The Personal Assistance Services Program (PAS) provides financial assistance to enable adult persons with severe physical disabilities to remain in their own homes and avoid placement in a long-term care facility. The financial assistance is to access home-based personal care services to those that do not qualify for other programs such as Medicaid or COPE. The service is based upon the identified needs of the individual and available funding.
Some clients may share in the cost of care.
Scope of Personal Care Services:
PAS offers the following services to those accessing the program:
- Dressing and undressing
- Bathing and grooming
- Preparing meals
- Assistance with feeding
- Getting in and/or out of bed
- Repositioning while sleeping
- Use of prostheses and other medical equipment
- Moving about in the home
- Range of motion exercises
- Essential laundry
- Other minor needs directly related to the maintenance of personal hygiene
Services provided to eligible recipients to provide relief to their family caregiver. These services are furnished on a short-term, occasional basis.