The aging experts in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties Indiana

In-Home Services

Through Care Management services LifeSpan Resources is able to link residents in the counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Scott to in-home services. These are services that allow a person to remain in their home. The services are available following an assessment to determine program eligibility and need.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT NUMBERS
812-948-8330

888-948-8330 Toll Free

812-542-6895 TTY

877-641-5826 TTY Toll Free

AVAILABLE SERVICES

• Adult Day Services – Structured, non-residential, community-based group programs designed to meet the needs of adults who are elderly and/or with disabilities through individual plans of care. Adult Day Services provide a variety of health, social, recreational and therapeutic activities, supervision, support, meals and in some cases personal care.

• Adult Foster Care – Twenty-four hour care consisting of personal care, homemaker, chore, attendant care, companion services, provided in a private home by a principal caregiver who is not related to the individual(s). Foster care homes are limited to a maximum of three people in one foster home.

• Assisted Living Service – 24 hour site providing personal care and services, homemaker, chore, attendant care, companion services, medication oversight, therapeutic, social and recreational programming. Licensed (by Indiana State Department of Health) residential care facility. Includes on-site response staff to meet scheduled or unpredictable needs.

• Attendant Care – Assistance to meet daily living needs and ensure adequate functioning in a community-based setting. Some allowable activities include assistance with dressing, eating, bathing, hygiene, activities of daily living, meal preparation and household chores.

• Case Management – In general, a Care Coordinator helps people obtain the supports needed to live as independently as possible in their community, by finding and coordinating available resources and services to meet the person’s needs. Care Coordinators also help to plan, monitor and evaluate the person’s services, and assist with the process and necessary paperwork. This service coordination or case management is sometimes provided by the direct services agency, but may also be provided by the person’s family or an advocate, or, for the Medicaid Waiver services, by a private care manager.

• Environmental Modifications – Necessary adaptations to the home that ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the person, and enable the person to function with greater independence in the home. There is a lifetime cap of $15,000 for these modifications. Documentation of “Prior Authorization’ denial from Medicaid may be required.

• Home Delivered Meals – Provides meals to persons unable to prepare his/her own daily meals, and for who there are no other people available to do so. Limited to two meals per day.

• Home Health Aide – Assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming.

• Homemaker – General household activities that assist the person to remain in a clean, safe, healthy home environment, that are provided when the person or an informal caregiver is unable to manage the home.

• Nursing – Assistance with medication set-up.

• Nutritional Supplements – Nutritional (Dietary) supplements include liquid supplements, such as “Boost” or “Ensure” to maintain a person’s health in order to remain in the community.

• Personal Emergency Response System – An electronic device that enables the person to secure help in case of any emergency.

• Pest Control – Services that prevent, suppress, or eradicate pest infestation such as roaches, mosquitoes, fleas, mites, ticks, rats and mice. There is a cap of $600 per year.

• Respite – Periodic, short-term care to a person when the family member or the primary caregiver cannot be there or needs a rest from his/her care responsibilities. Does not include “child care” to enable caregiver to work or attend school.

• Self Directed Attendant Care – Enables Medicaid Waiver consumers to hire their own personal attendant.

• Specialized Medical Equipment – Devices (communications equipment, computer adaptations, etc.), wheelchairs, environmental controls, safety restraints, or other equipment that increase the person’s independence. Includes assessment, inspection and training, as needed. (Equipment and services that are available under the Medicaid State Plan are not allowed to be included in this Waiver service.)

• Structured Family Caregiving – Service through which a participant receives care in their own home or the home of a principal caregiver. The principal caregiver cannot be the participant’s spouse, the parent of a participant who is a minor, or the legal guardian of the participant. Only agencies may offer Structured Family Caregiving. All Structured Family Caregiving settings must be approved and supervised by the provider agency and all paid caregivers are trained and paid by the provider.

• Transportation – For those not eligible for Medicaid transportation to therapy, dialysis, specialist medical appointments, and an adult day care center.