Personal Care Assistants, support clients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) within the client’s own home. These activities may include, but are not limited to, dressing, grooming, bathing, feeding, positioning, behavior redirection, assistance with in-home therapies and recreation. PCA’s may also assist clients over the age of 18 with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s), which include, but are not limited to, assisting clients with shopping/errands, light housekeeping, laundry, telephone use, community activities and meal planning/ preparation. Clients with PCA services have their needs evaluated by a state nurse or case manager before starting services with Life Fountain.
Homemaker Services are provided by a trained professional that performs general household activities when the person receiving services is no longer able to manage their regular home maintenance activities, or is temporarily absent from the home. Homemakers may monitor the person’s well-being while in the home, including home safety. Homemaker services are listed in the community support plan and include cleaning, companionship, laundry, meal preparation, routine household cares, shopping for food, clothes and supplies, simple household repairs, social outings and transportation arrangements.
Companion Services are non-medical care, assistance, supervision and socialization related cares, that are provided to an adult in accordance with a therapeutic goal, usually in their community support plan. Home companions are dedicated to caring and enriching the lives of older adults and the physically challenged that are homebound. This may included working with individuals who are memory impaired, socially isolated, depressed and/or disabled. Companion services are provided to those who are able live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
In-Home Family Support Services help people with disabilities and their families, including extended family, to live independently in the home and community. Funding for these programs is typically provided by either the Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) or the Medical Assistance Waiver (MA). IHFS services are provided in the person’s residence and/or in the community and are directed towards increasing and maintaining the person’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social functioning.
Respite Services are provided to a client to allow temporary relief of duties for the primary care giver. A respite care giver works with the client either at an in-home or out-of-home respite setting that meet the necessary provider licensure and qualifications. Respite care is only provided to the primary caregiver, if the following criteria are met. A primary caregiver must be responsible for the care and supervision of the client, maintain his or her primary residence at the same address at the client and be named as an owner or leaser of the primary residence of the client .Life Fountain must approve the setting for respite cares prior to providing services. Respite care is limited to 30 consecutive days per respite stay in accordance with the care plan.
Private Pay Services is an option for clients who may not be eligible for state funded services, but are still interested in assistance. When a client, family or friend is able to pay for the assistance needed, Life Fountain will offer services on a private pay basis. This means that the Responsible Party pays full cost for the service. This can be a great benefit to those who are in need of services and financially able to pay for assistance. Since people with the Private Pay Services are paying full cost, clients are able to access services immediately, bypassing a sometimes lengthy waiting list.