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Attendant care services primarily involve hands-on assistance for aging adults and persons with disabilities. These services are provided to allow aging adults or persons with disabilities to remain in their own homes and to carry out functions of daily living, self-care, and mobility.

Allowable Activities

Homemaker activities that are essential to the individual’s healthcare needs to prevent or postpone institutionalization when provided during the provision of other attendant care services are allowed:

•  Provides assistance with personal care, which includes:
-  Bathing, partial bathing
-  Oral hygiene
-  Hair care
-  Shaving
-  Hand and foot care
-  Intact skin care
-  Application of cosmetics

•  Provides assistance with mobility, which includes:
-  Proper body mechanics
-  Transfers
-  Ambulation

•  Provides assistance with elimination, which includes:
-  Emptying urine collection and colostomy bags

•  Provides assistance with nutrition, which includes:
-  Meal planning, preparation, clean-up

•  Provides assistance with safety, which includes:
-  Use of the principles of health and safety in relation to self and individual
-  Identifying and eliminating safety hazards
-  Practicing health protection and cleanliness by appropriate techniques of hand washing
-  Waste disposal and household tasks
-  Reminding individuals to self-administer medications
-  Providing assistance with correspondence and bill paying
-  Escorting individuals to community activities that are therapeutic in nature or that assist with developing and maintaining natural supports


Activities Not Allowed

•  Attendant care services will not be provided to medically unstable individuals as a substitute for care provided by a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse,
     licensed physician, or other health professional
•  Attendant care services will not be provided to household members other than to the participant
•  Attendant care services will not be reimbursed when provided as an individual provider by a parent of a minor child participant, the spouse of a participant,
     the attorney-in-fact (POA) of a participant, the healthcare representative (HCR) of a participant, or the legal guardian of a participant
•  Attendant care services to participants receiving adult family care waiver service, structured family caregiving waiver service, or assisted living waiver service

PSA ATTENDANT SERVICES

Service Definition
(812) 275-1920

SKILLED NURSING
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HOME HEALTH AIDE SERVICES
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HOMEMAKER SERVICES
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ATTENDANT CARE
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RESPITE CARE

AVAILABLE 24/7812.275.1920SERVING CENTRAL & SOUTHERN INDIANA

Most services are covered by Medicaid.  We accept self pays.  Services available regardless of race, creed, color, age, sex, handicap, ancestry or national origin, or veteran status.
DBA Vertical Home Care

1017 14th Street, Bedford, IN 47421Telephone: (812) 275.1920Fax: (812) 279-0073