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Programs Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Personal Care Attendant Services (PCA)

This program provides planned personal care attendant services to assist disabled individuals in the performance of necessary daily living activities. This program also provides respite care to relieve caretakers of their responsibilities for brief periods of time. The purpose of these services is to promote deinstitutionalization of children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing services to their families or to the individual. PCA services allow the individual to live at home, or if possible, to live independently. Each individual who receives PCA services has a plan of care. Care planning is conducted by the individual, his/her family, and a group of professionals.

Supervised Independent Living for Adults with Disabilities

This Medicaid-funded program is a component of the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) and is designed to teach individuals with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible in a home setting of their own within the community. In the program, consumers learn valuable skills, such as money management, safety, cooking, housekeeping, social skills, self administration of medication, transportation, hygiene, grooming, and the use of community resources. The NOW program is formerly known as the MR/DD Medicaid Waiver Program. The individuals may also be served through the Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) contract or through private-pay contract.

Traumatic Head/Spinal Cord Injury (TH/SCI)

THI/SCI provides evaluations, post-acute medical care, rehabilitation, therapies, medication, attendant care, and equipment necessary for activities for daily living. Other goods and services, deemed appropriate and necessary, are provided with this program. The Trust Fund will not provide any service that is in the experimental stages. GCSS provides case management services for this program.

Personal Care Services for Disabled Military Veterans

GCSS is authorized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide personal care attendant services for the disabled military veterans that are referred by the Department’s Medical Staff. The individuals must be currently receiving treatment and have a documented need for personal care services in order to be referred by VA.

Family Support

This program provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities on an as needed basis.