Services

Personal Assistance Services

“Personal assistance services” encompass assistance specific to the functional needs of a participant with a chronic illness, medical condition, or disability and includes assistance with activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.

“Activities of daily living (ADLs)” are tasks or activities that include, but are not limited to:

-Bathing and completing personal hygiene routines

-Dressing and changing clothes

-Help with eating

-Mobility such as transferring from a bed, chair, or other structure

-Moving, turning, and positioning the body while in bed or in a wheelchair.

-Moving about indoors or outdoors

-Help with toileting

-Bladder and bowel requirements

-Routines associated with the achievement or maintenance of continence

-Incontinence care

 

“Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs)” are tasks or activities that include, but are not limited to:

-Preparing meals

-Performing light chores that are incidental to the personal assistance services provided to the participant

-Shopping for groceries

-Nutritional planning

-Limited traveling as needed

-Managing finances and handling money

-Using the telephone or other appropriate means of communication

-Reading

-Planning and making decisions

 

Personal Assistance Services defined in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 10.09.84.02)