Chapter 10: Personal Assistance and In-Home Services


Section 1: Personal Care and In-Home Services


Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues

Caring for elderly loved ones at home or in a nursing facility is commonplace, but figuring out how to do it well is a challenge faced by many families. Care.com's Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues offers expert advice to help you handle the everyday challenges caused by common senior illnesses and conditions.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare Home Health

Home health care includes skilled nursing care , as well as other skilled care services, like physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology (therapy) services. Services may also include medical social services, and assistance from a home health aide (when needed by people also receiving skilled care).

These services are provided by a variety of health care professionals in your home. The home health staff provides and helps coordinate the care and/or therapy your doctor orders. In support of your doctor's orders, home health staff develop a care plan, which is a written plan for your care. It tells what services you will get to reach and keep your best physical, mental, and social well being. You have a right to participate in planning your care and treatment. The home health staff keeps your doctor up-to-date on how you are doing and updates your care plan as needed. Home health agencies cannot make changes to the care your doctor orders for you without your doctor's knowledge and permission.

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans cover some medically necessary home health care. If you meet certain conditions, Medicare covers part-time skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, home health aide services, medical social services, durable medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen, and walkers), medical supplies, and other services.

The Medicare Home Health benefit provides skilled nursing and some other health services in the home. To be eligible a person must be on Medicare. To receive home health visits:

  • The doctor must approve and write a plan for your care at home;
  • You must need intermittent skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language pathology services;
  • You must be homebound, that is, unable to leave home at all without great difficulty (usually medical trips, church and beauty shop are the only trips permissible); and
  • The agency providing your home care must be approved by Medicare.
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore , MD 21244

Toll Free: 

800-MEDICARE

Cleaning for a Reason

Email: info@cleaningforareason.org

Any woman with cancer receiving chemotherapy treatments can get her house cleaned monthly for four months while she is in treatment.

The process to sign up starts at noon Central Time Monday through Thursday and accept a maximum of 50 applications each day Monday through Thursday, to Cleaning for a Reason Patient Application and have the doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in your zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women.

2540 King Arthur Blvd, Suite 230
Lewisville , TX 75056

Toll Free: 

877-337-3348

Fax: 

972-316-4138

Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Aging Services Division

The Aging Services Division (ASD) helps develop systems that support independence and help protect the quality of life for older persons as well as promotes citizen involvement in planning and delivering services.

Services:
Adult Day Services
ADv​antage Services
Legal Assistance
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Oklahoma Senior Corps Program
Oklahoma​ State Council on Aging
Older Americans Act (Title III)
Senior Community Services Employment Program
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
State Plan Personal Care
Transportation

Online Services:
•ADvantage Program Information Bulletins
•ADvantage & Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Provider Report Cards
•Community Services Worker Registry

50 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-2281

Toll Free: 

800-211-2116 Senior Info-line

Fax: 

405-521-2086

Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Developmental Disabilities Services

This division provides services to persons ages 3 and older who have a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities (mental retardation, an IQ of 70 or below). Persons served may also have other developmental or physical disabilities in addition to developmental disabilities.

Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:

  • Area I - 800-522-1064 - is Oklahoma City to include areas north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 35, with offices in Enid, Okla., and Oklahoma City.
  • Area II - 800-522-1075 - is the Tulsa Area to include areas to the north of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 35, with an office in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Area III - 800-522-1086 - is Pauls Valley to include areas to the south of Interstate 40, with an office in Pauls Valley, Okla.

In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.

Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian.

Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars.

Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home.

Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
2400 N. Lincoln Blvd.,
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-6267

Fax: 

405-522-3037

Visiting Angels in Edmond

Visiting Angels Senior Care and In Home Assisted Living Services can assist elderly people located in Edmond, NW OKC, Jones, Guthrie and Stillwater Territories and surrounding areas in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

2500 S Broadway #310
Edmond , OK 73013

Toll Free: 

800-365-4189
877-618-4748

Visiting Angels in Midwest City

Servicing the greater Midwest City, Shawnee, OK and south to Norman. Some of the services provided include:

  • Hygiene Assistance
  • Meal preparation/Diet monitoring
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands and Shopping
  • Joyful companionship
  • Live in, Live- out, sleep-over
  • Mornings, mid-day, evenings
  • Temporary or Long term
  • Weekends, holidays
  • Respite for family caregivers
9024 SE 29th #C
Oklahoma City , OK 73130

Voice: 

405-259-9155

Visiting Angels in Owasso

Serving Tulsa, Owasso, Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby. Contact Tulsa center for information about Owasso location.

1532 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa , OK 74120

Toll Free: 

800-365-4189
877-618-4748

Visiting Angels in Tulsa

Email webpage:

Servicing the Tulsa Metro Area. Some of the services provided include:

  • Hygiene Assistance
  • Meal preparation/Diet monitoring
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands and Shopping
  • Joyful companionship
  • Live in, Live- out, sleep-over
  • Mornings, mid-day, evenings
  • Temporary or Long term
  • Weekends, holidays
  • Respite for family caregivers
1532 S Peoria Ave.
Tulsa , OK 74120

Voice: 

918-609-5600

Visiting Angels in Yukon

Serving the Greater Oklahoma City Area and West to Yukon and El Reno, OK.

713 S. Mustang Road
Yukon , OK 73099

Voice: 

405-350-6700