Sometimes, a person who has a disability or medical needs requires around the clock care. The caregiver will undoubtedly need to relax, rest, handle their own affairs, exercise, retail therapy and even go on vacation. If you are the primary, unpaid caregiver you may benefit from the use of respite care.
**UPDATE** 3/2/21: We are aware that the extended appendix K date of 3/11/21 is fast approaching. DMAS has tentatively extended that date to May 1 , 2021 for telehealth (virtual visits). Additionally, pending CMS approval, they intend to extend parents being paid attendants to August 1, 2021. We will posts updates as they are received.
We hope this communication finds you and your family safe and well during this unprecedented time. We wanted to provide you with an update on our plans going forward. DMAS has allowed us flexibilities with our visits, enabling us to visit with you virtually during this emergency. We are so grateful as it has enabled us to “see” your faces, visit with you, and still maintain social distancing while doing our part to slow the spread.
When it comes to Consumer Directed (CD) waiver services, there are a lot of different roles involved in waivers to consider. Having different roles built-in to waivers allows a person to have an easier time accessing as well as maintaining the services available to them. So what do all of the different roles mean? What
June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day! It’s important to keep a close eye on your loved ones because abuse can be committed by anyone: friends, family, care staff, or strangers. It is everyone’s responsibility to take action immediately if you think any type of elder abuse is occurring.