Medicaid Personal Care is available for children and adults who:
- Receive SSI, or who are approved for other Categorically Needy (CN) medical programs such as TANF, GAX and SSI related medical.
- Show a need for support in at least three (3) activities of daily living (for example: eating, bathing, dressing, body care, personal hygiene, toileting, medication management, transfers, and mobility.) Support includes physical or verbal assistance (oversight, monitoring, and cueing) with personal care tasks.
What Services Are Available?
Medicaid Personal Care provides in-home support for children and adults who need help with personal care tasks, including:
- Personal Hygiene
- Meal preparation
The Care assessment will be used to gather information regarding abilities to perform personal care tasks as well as the supports available to assist with them. The number of hours of assistance depends upon the results of the CARE assessment. (learn more about the CARE Assessment)
Who Provides MPC?
MPC can be provided by either an Individual Provider (IP) or a Home Care Agency of your choosing. IP’s can be someone you already know and trust or you can hire someone already trained and ready. If your family member is an adult (over 18 years) you may be paid to provide the support.