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 individual ’s residence and workplace.
Services may include:
Certain household tasks (Homemaker Program ARSD 67:40:07:02) are also allowed when the individual is unable to perform these tasks due to a medical-related condition. These tasks are limited to the individual only. No other household members are eligible to receive services. Services are not to be provided by a homemaker if the individual is able to safely perform these functions or if other members of the household are capable of completing these tasks.
Non-covered services include:
An individual who qualifies for services will receive services as approved in the care plan. These services are provided 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Division of Adult Services and Aging provides personal care services through contracts with local homemaker/home health agencies.
In addition to the Personal Care Program, Adult Services and Aging has another funding source with specific eligibility requirements which can assist in the cost of payment for similar services.