Home Care

Precision Caregivers is dedicated to providing quality care you and your family depend on. Whether you are ill or recovering from an injury, our personal care aides are focused on helping you to remain independently in the comfort of your own home. Call today to schedule an assessment.

Services Provided: 

  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication reminders 
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Errands 
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Socializing 
  • Bathing
  • Laundry Service
  • Dressing
  • Incontinence Care 
  • Mobility assistance 
  • Transportation 
  • Social Services
  • Assessments
  • Care Plans

 

*Availability may vary by location. 

Long Term Care Insurance – LTCI

Long-term care insurance, or LTC, is a type of private health insurance intended to cover the cost of custodial or nursing home care. Some insurance policies may cover in home care services. 

Home care is a form of health care service provided where a patient lives. Patients can receive home care services whether they live in their own homes, with or without family members or in an assisted living facility. The purpose of home care is to promote, maintain, or restore a patient’s health and reduce the effects of disease or disability.

The goal of home care is to provide for the needs of the patient to allow the patient to remain living at home, regardless of age or disability. after surgery, a patient may require home care services that may range from such homemaking services as cooking or cleaning to skilled medical care. Some patients require home health aides or personal care attendants to help them with activities of daily living (ADL). Call us today to schedule an assessment. 

Long Term – Personal Care Services – LT-PCS

HOW TO APPLY:

Office of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS)
1-877-456-1146

ELIGIBILITY:

All Medicaid recipients age 65 or older, or age 21 with disabilities (meets Social Security Administration disability criteria), must meet the medical standards for admission to a nursing facility and imminent risk criteria, and be able to participate in his/her care and direct the services provided by the worker independently or through responsible representative. Applicants must require at least limited assistance with at least one Activity of Daily Living.

COVERED SERVICES:

Basic personal care-toileting & grooming activities.
Assistance with bladder and/or bowel requirements or problems.
Assistance with eating and food preparation.
Performance of incidental household chores, only for the recipient.
Accompanying, not transporting, recipient to medical appointments.
Grocery shopping, including personal hygiene items.

Does NOT cover any medical tasks such as medication administration, tube feedings.

Does NOT provide supervision for an individual who cannot be left at home alone or provide respite for a primary caregiver.

COMMENTS:

Recipients or the responsible representative must request the service.

This program is not a substitute for existing family and/or community supports, but is designed to supplement available supports to maintain the recipient in the community.

Once approved for the services, the selected PCS Agency must obtain Prior Authorization.

Units approved will be based on medical necessity and the need for covered services. LT-PCS is limited to 32 hours a week.

Provided by PCA agencies enrolled in Medicaid.

 


State of Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

Independent Living/Skills Building

Overview of Services:

Independent living/skills building services are designed to assist children who, are or will be, transitioning to adulthood with support in improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to be successful in employment, housing, education and community life. Services are individualized according to each youth’s strengths, interests, skills, goals and are included on an individualized plan of care. It is expected that independent living/skills building activities take place in the community.

In-Home Respite is a short period of time when families are able to get relief while staff is available to provide care and support for the youth.

Examples could include (not an all-inclusive list):

  • a grocery or clothing store (teaching the young person how to shop for food, or what type of clothing is appropriate for interviews)
  • unemployment office (assist in seeking jobs, assisting the youth in completing applications for jobs)
  • apartment complexes (to seek out housing opportunities)
  • laundromats (how to wash own clothes)
  • life safety skills (ability to access emergency services, basic safety practices and evacuation)
  • physical and mental health care (maintenance, scheduling physician appointments)
  • recognizing when to contact a physician, self administration of medication, understanding purpose and

    possible side effects of medications

  • use of transportation (accessing public transportation, learning to drive, obtaining insurance)

    Transportation provided between the youth’s place of residence, other services sites, or places in the community.

    Services provided to children and youth must include communication and coordination with the family and/or legal guardian, including any agency legally responsible for the care or custody of the child. Coordination with other child-serving systems should occur, as needed, to achieve the treatment goals, and all coordination must be documented in the youth’s medical record.

    Independent living/skills building services do not duplicate any other Medicaid State Plan service or service otherwise available to recipient at no cost.

The eligibility criteria:

For Medicaid eligible: Any individual found eligible, through a CANS comprehensive screening, for enrollment in the CSoC program (HCBS, CSoC SED Waiver eligible or CSoC LON under 1915(b)(3)).

For other non-Medicaid eligible: Any individual found eligible, through a CANS comprehensive screening, for enrollment in the CSoC program, but not eligible for Medicaid (charged back to appropriate state agency or the family).

Resources and Next Steps:

  • Access the LBHP Service Definition Manual SDM (pages 8-9) for additional information on Provider Qualifications, Eligibility Criteria, Limitations/Exclusions, and Additional Service Criteria.
  • Click here for the LBHP Services Manual Codes and service fees.
  • LA-DHH-Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) certification is a prerequisite of contracting with Magellan

    Health Services as a provider in the LBHP. OBH Certification information can be found by clicking here.

  • Magellan contracting contact:

    Evon Roquemore, Phone: 225-367-3000 ext. 43188, or EHRoquemore@MagellanHealth.com.

Day Habilitation

Precision Caregivers provides a person-centered Adult Day Care. The curriculum for the ADC utilized is designed specifically for clients to enhance every facet of their lives. Daily activities may include academic improvement, social skills, independent living skills, computer activities, budget/financial planning, and job skill development, just to name a few.  Precision caregivers will also incorporate opportunities for volunteerism within the community.

 

Community Choice Waiver -CCW

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Community Choice Waiver (CCW) is a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program, which allows recipients to receive services in their home instead of nursing home care. Several services are provided under this waiver, primarily personal care attendant (or direct service workers) services to provide constant supervision and assistance for the recipient when their family support resources is no longer available.

Medical and Social information must be submitted to support a level of care criteria for admission to a long-term nursing facility in order for recipients to be eligible. The recipients must also be 65 years of age or older (or 21 and older and disabled by either medicaid standards or SSA – Social Security Administration disability criteria) when admitted to the waiver program.

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Community Choice Waiver services include – Laundry, shopping, bathing, grooming, toileting, Transferring, prepaing and planning meals, medical appointments personal hygiene and companionship.
  • Also other in-home and community activities that allow recipients to reside in his/her home.

ELIGIBILITY:

People who meet Medicaid financial eligibility:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • 21 years of age or older and disabled according to SSA’s definition of disability

CCW applicants must also meet nursing facility level of care
CCW applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently reside in a nursing facility and could be discharged if community-based services were available
  • Be likely to require nursing facility admission within the next 120 days
  • Have a primary caregiver who has a disability or is over the age of 70

The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) keeps a dated CCW waiver request list call Request for Services Registry (RFSR). Individuals are offered the CCW waiver according to the following needs-based priority groups.

  • Individuals with APS or EPS (Adult/Elderly Protective Services) at risk of institutional placement
  • Individuals presently in nursing facilities
  • Individuals who are not presently receiving HCBS under another state program
  • All other eligible individuals on the RFSR by date of first request for service

To add your name to the CCW RSFR or for more information, call the Louisiana Options in Long Term Care helpline at 1-877-456-1146 (TTD 1-855-296-0226), monday through friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

2019 INCOME AND RESOURCE LIMITS:

The income limits are $2,313 for an individual and $4,626 for a couple (when both spouses need long-term care)
For this program, the home where apllicant lives, the car used to drive to medical appointments, and other basic resources are not taken into account to estimate the resources:

  •  Single people can have no more than 2,000 in resources. Couples can have no more than 3,000 in resources when both receive long term care. 
  • Married couples can have up to $126,420 in resources, as long as one spouse at home does not get long-term care services.

Veterans Administration Homemaker Services – VA

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that’s right for you. Whether you and the veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we’re here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to family caregivers. Read More

Supported Employment Services

Precision Caregivers Supported Employment provides their clients with an opportunity to enhance their day-to-day, vocational, and personal skills and goals. We place our clients in a setting that allows them excel in their work area of interest and acquire new skills to expand their work abilities. Our clients are given the opportunity to work independently, as well as ready access to individuals that are willing to guide them through daily work task.

Supervised Independent Living – SIL

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Supervised Independent Living (SIL) is a New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) program that provides skills training, personal care attendants, and other support services to enable consumers with developmental disabilities to live independently in the community. The goal of the SIL program is to teach functional skills which impact consumers’ abilities to perform as independently and as productively as possible.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Assistance with financial planning and management
  • Assistance with basic safety and personal training skills
  • Assistance with reaching educational and career goals
  • Help with utilizing community resources
  • Accommodations for medical and transportation needs
  • Assistance with everday housing needs
  • Basic safety practices and skills training

ELGIBILITY

Recipient must :

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to benefit from independent living services by improving their ability to function and continue functioning independently in the residing community.
  • Have a signifficant physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment that limits their ability to function independently in the community

The SIL services are covered by medicaid for qualified individuals who meet the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) requirements

WE ALSO PROVIDE SIL SERVICES THROUGH INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE PAY CONTRACTS.

Please contact your local Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)

 Central Office for OCDD at: 1-866-783-5553

New Opportunities Waiver – NOW

The mission of the NOW is to utilize the principles of Self Determination to supplement the family and/or community supports while supporting dignity, quality of life, and security in the everyday lives of people while maintaining the Recipient in the community. The NOW includes an array of services aimed at assisting people to live as independently as possible.

NOW services include residential support, respite, community integration and development, work-related supports, habilitation, environmental modifications and specialized equipment, professional services, as well as other services. Services are based on the need of the recipient and are developed using a person centered process. The person-centered process coordinated by the case manager will formulate an individualized plan for each recipient. NOW services are provided as a supplement to regular Medicaid State Plan services and natural supports. NOW should not be viewed as a lifetime entitlement or a fixed annual allocation.

Due to the demand for NOW services, there is a Request for Services Registry (RFSR) which lists people, who have a qualifying developmental disability (DD) according to the Louisiana DD definition, and their request date. The NOW is offered to people on the Registry on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of people who qualify for the NOW through emergency placement or other designated placements.

Read more about the New Opportunities Waiver…

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