Wednesday, November 11, 2015

#Waiverwise: Personal Emergency Response System

Waiver services should be person centered. You will create a Service Plan within the budget limit ( $16,545 annually for FSW). There is more information available on this process in the waiver manual.

More information, including service costs, available in the manual:
http://provider.indianamedicaid.com/ihcp/manuals/DDRS%20HCBS%20Waiver%20Provider%20Manual.pdf

Personal Emergency Response System

Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) is an electronic device that enables certain individuals at high risk of institutionalization to secure help in the event of an emergency. The individual may also wear a portable help button to allow for mobility. The system is connected to the person’s phone and programmed to signal a response center after a “help” button is activated. The response center is staffed by trained professionals. 

 Reimbursable activities include the following: 
 Device installation service 
 Ongoing monthly maintenance of the device 

PERS is limited to those individuals who live alone, or who are alone for significant parts of the day, and have no regular caregiver for extended periods of time, and who would otherwise require extensive supervision. 

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