Participant-Directed Services (PDS) are part of the Supports for Community Living (SCL) Medicaid Waiver program. PDS services allow individuals to receive non-medical services. The individual assists with the design of the program, chooses the providers of services, and directs the delivery of services to his or her needs. PDS services available through the SCL Medicaid Waiver are:
Environmental Accessibility Adaptation
Goods and Services
What is the Personal Care Attendant Program? Attendant services are provided for people 18 and older with functional loss of 2 or more limbs and who have the ability to hire and supervise an attendant. Services include assistance with personal care, housekeeping, shopping, travel, self-care procedures, meal preparation, and other daily activities. State and local funds are used by local organizations to provide services and programs that help maintain older persons in their own homes. Please contact the Department of Aging and Independent Living to determine whether there is a waiting list for services.
Supports for Community Living Waiver Program provides services to individuals with intellectual disabilities to support them to live in his or her own home (or with family) or in an agency supported home in the community rather than in an institution. A person who qualifies for the SCL waiver may choose to manage his or her own supports though an agency provider (traditional), manage qualified services themselves (Participant Directed Services), or through a blended approach.