123 PHHC is an Approved Provider for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs. The mission of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities to achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives through the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and the Consolidated Waivers. To inquire about how to engage 123 PHHC as a provider of home health care service please click on the link at the top of the page to connect with the Office of Developmental Programs, and request our services.
HOW DO WE WORK WITH ODP TO FULFILL YOUR HOME HEALTH CARE NEEDS?
Private Duty and Registered Nursing Services
123 PHHC is an approved provider for ODP for Nursing services including Private Duty and Licensed Practical Nursing within the scope of practice. Specialized support services are services provided by health care and other professionals that enable individuals and families to increase or maintain their ability to perform activities of daily living. Examples of such services are nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, visual and mobility therapy, and behavioral therapy. Assistive technology that can be used to increase, maintain or improve functioning can also be funded including training and software. An evaluation and recommendation with a letter of medical necessity must be completed for eligibility. Office of Developmental Program specialized therapies may only be funded with documentation of denial from Medical Assistance State Plan, Medicare and/or private insurance.
Home and Community Habilitation
123 PHHC is an approved provider for ODP for Home and Community Habilitation is designed to support Office of Developmental Program participants in accessing and using community resources including transportation and activities of community life, developing and maintaining financial responsibility, and participating in community groups including volunteering. Habilitation also supports an individual in participating in visits with friends and family, advisory boards, exercising civic responsibilities, and ensuring overall health and safety. This is a direct service (face-to-face) provided in home and community settings to assist individuals in acquiring, maintaining, and improving self-help, domestic, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. Services consist of support in the general areas of self-care, communication, fine and gross motor skills, mobility, personal adjustment, relationship development, socialization, and use of community resources.
Respite In-Home Care Services
123 PHHC is an approved provider for ODP for respite services in the home on a short-term basis to relieve those persons normally providing care and is provided in two categories: 24-hour respite and 15-minute respite. 24-hour respite is provided for periods over 16 hours as a daily unit with a 30 unit fiscal limit while 15-minute respite is provided for periods under 16 hours as a 15-minute unit with a 480 unit fiscal limit for individuals enrolled in the Consolidated Waiver. Individuals enrolled in the P/FDS waiver are eligible to receive up to 1440 15-minute units of respite per fiscal year. Respite services may only be provided to those living in a private home. Respite services may also be provided by someone that the person and family already knows who is qualified and willing to provide assistance either in the person’s home, the home of a family member or a friend’s home.
Companion In-Home Services
123 PHHC is an approved provider for ODP for Companion services are provided to individuals living in private homes for the limited purposes of providing supervision and assistance that is focused solely on the health and safety of the adult individual with an intellectual disability. Companion Services are used in lieu of Home and Community Habilitation Services to protect the health and welfare of the individual when a habilitative outcome is not appropriate or feasible (i.e. when the individual is not learning, enhancing, or maintaining a skill). Companion services are available to provide supervision and assistance focused on health and safety of the individual. Companion services are not available to those in licensed residential settings and are limited to 24-hours per day per individual. Services can be provided by our service agency which provides trained individuals to provide assistance or by someone the participant and family already knows who is qualified and willing to provide assistance.
123 PHHC is an approved provider for ODP for Homemaker/Chore Services which include household cleaning/maintenance and homemaker activities such as meal preparation, laundry or services to keep the home clean and in a safe condition. This service is limited to 40 hours per year and may only be provided when the individual or anyone else in the household is temporarily incapable of physically performing needed tasks. This service may only be provided when the individual, or anyone else in the household, is temporarily incapable of physically performing and financially providing for the function; and no other relative, caregiver, landlord, community/volunteer agency, or third party payer is capable of or responsible for their provision.
We also work with ODP participant-directed services within the home health setting. Participant-Directed Services (PDS) are exactly what they sound like – PDS means that services and supports are directed by the person, with the assistance of his or her surrogate, if needed. You can have access to Participant-Directed Services under Home and Community Based Intellectual Disability (ID) Waivers and Base Funds.