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Personal Assistance Services
What are Personal Assistance Services?
Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing or dressing, for an individual who has a chronic medical condition or a disability
Who needs Personal Assistance Services?
Individuals with a chronic medical condition or a disability who need help with daily activities. These are activities they would do for themselves if they did not have the condition or disability.
Do I qualify for Personal Assistance Services?
You may qualify if you are an individual of any age:
- Receiving Medicaid
- Living in your home, not an institution
- Have an assessed need for the service in order to live in the community
More questions and answers about Personal Assistance Services
Contact a DHHS worker who can answer your questions about Personal Assistance Services
Information on becoming a provider of this service
How do I find out if I can receive Personal Assistance Services?
Contact your local DHHS office.
How do I know how much Personal Assistance Services I need?
Together, you and your local DHHS worker will complete an assessment to determine the amount of time you require for your specific needs.
Can I choose my Personal Assistance Services provider?
Yes, you have the right to choose your provider and direct your own care.
Can a family member be my paid provider?
Yes, as long as the family member is not legally responsible for you. A spouse or the parent/guardian of a minor child cannot be paid providers. The individual must be able to meet qualifications to become a provider.
I have a medical procedure that needs to be done. Can the Personal Assistance Provider complete this task?
Yes, if the provider can show you that s/he can do the task after you or your designee trained them, and if you provide ongoing monitoring and direction for the task.
Can I be employed and receive personal assistance services?
Yes, if you work at least 40 hours a month and you are paid at least minimum wage.
Where can I read the DHHS regulations about Personal Assistance Services?
Title 471 – Nebraska Medical Assistance Program Services, Click on Chapter 15