The Home-Based Service (HBS) program is one option available to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver programs. The HBS program provides individuals with a monthly allotment they can use to purchase needed services and supports that allows the person to continue living in the family residence or in their own home in the community.
Individuals may opt to purchase Self Direction Assistance to assist the individual and the family to independently direct and manage self-directed services. This service does not include case management services. Case management is solely the responsibility of Individual Service Coordination Agencies (ISC). The following link distinguishes the duties between the ISC and the SDA: ISC/SF Job Duties.
SDA providers will provide skills training to enable families and participants to independently direct and manage self-directed services. They provide information and assistance in recruiting, hiring, communicating with, and managing Personal Support Workers. They provide assistance with budgeting and funding allocation management. They provide training and assistance with completion of timekeeping and other employer-related tasks required to interface with the Fiscal Management Agency.
SDA providers are required to complete an Implementation Strategy for persons that select their organization to provide SDA services. The Implementation Strategy is based on the Person's Personal Plan. Within the Implementation Strategy, the SDA must provide a clear description of the supports the SDA will provide to the individual/family.
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