The Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Program provides community-based, in home services to enable adult persons with severe physical disabilities to remain in their own homes and avoid placement in a long-term care facility. The provision of home and community-based services is based upon the identified needs of the recipient and available funding. ADSD assists recipients with accessing other available services, as needed.
What Services Can the PAS program provide?
Assistance by a licensed professional in determining the needs of the client, arranging and monitoring services. identification of resources and assisting recipients in locating and gaining access to waiver services, as well as needed medical, social, educational, and other services regardless of the funding source.
Assistance with personal care. Which includes:
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
Respite care is provided in the recipient's home on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of the primary caregiver.
Who is Eligible?
- Be age 18 or older.
- In need of supportive services to live independently.
- Have been diagnosed with a physical disability that substantially limits their ability to completed activities of daily living.
- Be financially eligible (call for current income guidelines).
How Can I Apply?
An applicant, community partner or caregiver may fill out the OCL Program Application and submit to the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) office nearest to them. An applicant may also telephone their local regional office and provide the needed information over the phone to an ADSD intake team member. List of regional offices.
The PAS program also requires that a completed Medical Diagnosis form, CBC-423, be submitted with the application in order for it to be considered an appropriate referral. Without the CBC-423 form, CBC is unable to consider an application complete and will have to request this document be returned to start the referral process.
Once a completed and signed application is received in an ADSD office, an ADSD intake case manager will contact the individual to determine which services and program are most appropriate for them.
Once an applicant is determined eligible for the PAS program, a case manager will remain in close contact with the recipient to assure services are appropriate and are meeting the needs of the recipient.
ADSD personnel are dedicated to the provision of quality services, which assist individuals to remain independent in their own homes.