Attendant Care assists differently-abled individuals with self-help skills, including bathing, eating, meal preparation, going to the bathroom, transportation, and mobility. Attendant care services are tailored to the member’s needs and are flexible, ranging from sporadic care throughout the day to 24-hour care. The state and a medical provider can assist in determining what level of care is necessary for the member. In addition to personal and hygienic care, attendant care supports independence in the person as a whole and in a wide variety of settings, including:
- Participation – joining in community activities
- Physical Assistance- with daily activities
- Mobility – moving and getting around, within or outside of the home.
Usually, attendant care services assist people living with disabilities in carrying out routine activities such as grooming, bathing, meal preparation, mealtime, getting dressed, toileting, and more. A broader range of attendant care services is available for when an individual is living with severe physical or cognitive disability or injury. In this care, care may look a bit different and include further services that can be determined based on need and the advice of your medical provider.