Homemaker Personal Care with Choice
Goodwill of South Central Ohio’s Homemaker/Personal Care with Choice service provides individuals with disabilities and their loved ones more independence and control over who is providing care in the home. Our program is available with all 3 waivers (Level 1, I/O, and Self) and local funding in our 8-county service region (Athens, Fayette, Hocking, Jackson, Ross, Pickaway, Pike, and Vinton).
Homemaker/Personal care, often called HPC, supports a person to be more independent while meeting their daily living needs. The HPC with Choice program is made available to individuals who would like to have more independence and control over who may be providing their care. This is done through an HPC Coordinator and a Direct Support Professional.
The HPC Coordinator is designated by the individual needing services and often is a parent or other family member.
HPC Coordinators help manage the care of the individual including things like:
- Finds one or more DSPs who they know or trust to provide care. Once identified, Goodwill hires, trains, pays, and oversees compliance of the coordinator’s chosen DSP(s) to work only for the designated individual.
- Makes the DSP’s schedule and provides natural supports when a DSP is unavailable for scheduled hours.
- Ensures the individuals is cared for correctly.
Direct support professionals help people with household chores and personal care, including things like:
- Getting dressed and keeping clean.
- Making food.
- Cleaning and doing laundry.
- Getting out and being a part of the community.
- Helping people get to medical and dental appointments or other healthcare services.
HPC also includes support to improve a person’s ability to express their opinions and choices.
These services are provided through an individual’s SELF, Level 1, and I/O waivers.
Transportation services may be available based on an understanding of a person’s needs discovered during an assessment then listed in their individual service plan.
Whenever possible, family, friends, neighbors, or community agencies who provide transportation without charge should be used first.
Our Goodwill Services Center team provides assistance to individuals and families in obtaining assistive technology and other assistive items.
Typically, the request should first be communicated to your SSA for approval. Then you and the SSA can contact our Assistive Technology Specialist for a quote. Upon approval, the item(s) needed are ordered, shipped directly to the individual, and the waiver/funding source is billed.
All Goodwill HPC staff and OSL Contractors are required to:
- Use technology.
- Have reliable internet access.
- Have basic computer skills such as:
– Checking email daily.
– Replying to time sensitive emails.
– Completing online training and uploading documents to an email.
– Managing passwords and logins to programs used by Goodwill.
- Document and track mileage the day services are provided.
- Clock in and out for all shifts in Goodwill’s payroll system.