Homemaker Personal Care
Goodwill of South Central Ohio provides individuals with disabilities and their loved ones independence and control over who is providing care in the home. We work together to identify a qualified DSP of your choosing who Goodwill hires and trains. 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. Our HPC program allows individuals to have more independence and control over who may be providing their care.
In addition to a DSP, there is a person designated by the individual needing services, often a parent or other family member, who assists in guiding care such as:
- Finding 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.
- Making the DSP’s schedule and providing natural supports when a DSP is unavailable for scheduled hours.
- Ensuring the individual 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.