This service is available to persons with an IQ of 70 or below or a related condition. The purpose of this service is to help locate, coordinate and monitor social and daily living activities, medical services, educational and other services needed to meet the specific needs of a person.
Case Management (Rule 185)
This is a service provided for both children and adults through your County Health and Human Services Agency. Eligibility for this service is determined through Psychological and Adaptive Behavior Assessments.
The purpose of this process is to secure and monitor services to persons diagnosed as developmentally disabled in the least restrictive environment based on the individual need.
To apply for this service contact your county Health and Human Services Agency and ask for the intake worker.
Personal Care Attendant Service (PCA)
This is a home-care service available to children and/or adults with disabilities who live at home or in foster care and who need assistance with medically related daily cares. It is paid for by Medical Assistance and/or TEFRA. It must be authorized by the person's doctor and arranged through an authorized PCA provider.
There are several vendors in our area which provide this service. To apply for PCA services, contact Itasca County Health and Human Services at 218-327-2941. They will assist by doing an assessment to determine the number of hours of service a person qualifies for as well as obtaining prior authorization through the state MA agency, and will provide you with information on available providers.
If you are on a waiver program, the cost of PCA service or other home care services becomes part of your daily average cost.
Residential services are provided. Homes are licensed to provide 24 hour a day services to people. Services include:
- Family foster care
- Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF/MR)
- Supported living services or foster care (waiver foster homes)
An array of support services are provided that help individuals stay in their home. Support services provide assistance to care givers. Services include:
- Family Support Grant
- In-Home family support
- Personal care assistant services
- Respite services
The primary components of vocational services are employment, daily living skills, and leisure and recreation. All the components provide individuals with developmental disabilities an opportunity to be involved in the community. Services include:
- Day training and habilitation
- Extended employment
- Supported employment