Attendant and Personal Care

Attendant Care and Personal Care services are provided to assist an individual in remaining in his/her own home and participating in work or community activities. This service utilizes the Individualized Support Plan (ISP) to provide assistance to maintain personal cleanliness and in activities of daily living that do not require medical supervision or intervention. This may include bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, bowel and bladder care, dressing, shampooing, ambulation, transfer to and from wheelchair and/or bed, eating and meal preparation, routine nail and skin care, tasks necessary for comfort and safety of movement restricted individuals, assisting with special appliances and/or prosthetic devices.

The Care providers may also provide assistance by planning, shopping, storing and cooking food for nutritional meals or assist the individual to participate in these activities. In addition, Attendant Care providers assist in providing appropriate attention to injury and illness, maintain skin integrity, and assist with self-medication reminders.

Attendant and Personal Care also includes providing assistance to attain or maintain safe and sanitary living conditions such as dusting, cleaning floors, bathrooms, cleaning kitchen, washing dishes, changing linens, washing, drying and folding laundry, shopping for household supplies and medicines, and taking out garbage.

This service is usually authorized at a ratio of one staff to one client (1:1). However, there are some tasks that could be provided to multiple clients (i.e. siblings living together, neighbors shopping together). It may be provided in the client’s own home or in the community but never in the providers’ home. Daily data of the assistance provided is maintained and submitted each pay period with time sheets.

Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (respectively “Title VI” and “Title VII”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, CJPS Home Care) prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. CJPS Home Care must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, CJPS Home Care must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that CJPS Home Care will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: CJPS Home Care at 480-447-3262.
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