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Participant Assistance and Care

Participant Assistance and Care (PAC) Services are provided in order to allow participants (consumers) with intellectual/developmental disabilities to remain and live successfully in their own homes, function and participate in their communities and avoid institutionalization. PAC services support and enable the participant in activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility with the hands-on assistance, prompting, reminders, supervision and monitoring needed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant.

Activities may include any task or tasks of direct benefit to the participant that would generally be performed independently by persons without intellectual/developmental disabilities or by family members for or on behalf of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Examples of activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assistance with personal care, meals, shopping, errands, scheduling appointments, chores and leisure activities (excluding the provision of transportation)
  • Assistance with mobility – including but not limited to transfers, ambulation, use of assistive devices
  • Assistance with correspondence and bill paying
  • Escorting the participant to community activities and appointments
  • Supervision and monitoring of the participant
  • Reinforcement of behavioral support
  • Adherence to risk plans
  • Reinforcement of principle of health and safety
  • Completion of task list
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