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Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly
Participant Direction
A service model that empowers public program participants and their families by expanding their degree of choice and control over the long-term services and supports they need to live at home. Many self-directing program participants share authority with or delegate authority to family or friends.
Personal Emergency Response System
Person Centered Planning
Person-centered planning is a process-oriented approach to empowering people with disability labels. It focuses on the people and their needs by putting them in charge of defining the direction for their lives, not on the systems that may or may not be available to serve them. This ultimately leads to greater inclusion as valued members of both community and society.
Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
Include many different kinds of assistance to people with disabilities who need help with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) or Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s). The main payment methods are cash payments to consumers or their representatives, payments to vendors or vouchers.
Personal Care
Assistance with activities of daily living as well as with self-administration of medications and preparing special diets. (also called custodial care)
Prepaid Health Plan
Professional Management Model (PMM)
A program where PAS workers are employees of organizations that are defined and regulated by licensing, other laws, and contractual arrangements with public financing programs.
Psychiatric Disability
When mental illness significantly interferes with the performance of major life activities, such as learning, thinking, communicating, and sleeping, among others.
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