Provides various preventive and protective services to assist adults, age 18 or over.
Adult Services provides monitoring of home care services to Medicaid recipients.
At present, clients who are in receipt of Medicaid are being transitioned into Managed Care companies under Maximus. Under the Managed Care Program, clients are to receive all their home care needs by the Managed Care plan they have chosen or assigned. During this transition, Adult Services continues to monitor the provision of home care along with assessments by Public Health Nurses.
For those individuals under the age of 21, Adult Services will continue to assist in obtaining home care services.
The Department of Social Services contracts with Medical Answering Service (MAS) to authorize and schedule medical transportation appointments.
Protective Services for Adults
Protective Services for Adults (PSA) is a program to assist adults, age 18 or over, who because of mental or physical impairments cannot provide for their basic need for food, clothing, shelter, or medical care, or protect themselves from neglect, abuse, or hazardous conditions in a reasonable manner. Services are provided without regard to income and are based on the guiding principles of the individual's rights to self-determination and the least restrictive alternatives.