In order to determine eligibility for Medicaid Personal Care, as well as the number of service hours, A DDA case manager will come to your home to do a CARE Assessment.
The Care Assessment is designed to measure the individual support needs of persons with developmental disabilities over a broad spectrum of life areas and activities. At the assessment, a case manager will ask questions about your or your family member’s ability to perform a wide variety of activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, tooth brushing, eating, doing the laundry, preparing meals, shopping for meals-whatever is appropriate for someone his/her age to be doing on a daily basis. You’ll be asked how often you or your family member needs assistance as well as how much assistance is needed.
Don’t worry if your son or daughter does some things with little or no assistance with some activities, but needs more help in others. All of the answers are scored, and it’s the total score that determines the number of hours (if any) your family member can receive through MPC.