In-home services are available to assist consumers who are able to live independently but are having difficulty meeting their activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming. The consumers appropriate for this service generally require less than 5 hours per week of assistance.
Care managers complete an in-home assessment to determine the areas of need with their activities of daily living, to develop a care plan, and to authorize the services needed to help the consumer remain living independently. Trained care assistants from contracted Home Health Agencies provide the services authorized by the care manager.
Respite care enables the sole caregiver of a consumer to leave the home for short periods weekly for business or recreational purposes.
Eligibility for In-Home Services
To be eligible for In-home Services an individual must be:
A York County resident in a non-institutional setting
60 years of age or older
Have a physical, mental, or emotional disability that requires assistance in order to remain living independently in their home
Homebound to the extent that they are unable to leave their residences without assistance and/or supervision
Lack adequate informal support from family or others
Care managers need to complete an in-home assessment to determine eligibility for In-Home Services.