Consumer-Directed Services

Always First Consumer-Directed Services

Always First In-Home  Services prohibits the worker from performing any unnecessary task. The following are a list of task that the worker is allowed to perform. Task(s) not listed will be considered unnecessary and will not be allowed. Workers will perform only specific task as identified and approved by the state for each client.

Attendant Chores:

  • Plan, and prepare meals, including special diet menus and cleanup after meals
  • Wash dishes, pots, pans, and utensils
  • Clean kitchen counters, cupboards, and appliances, including ovens, surface burners, and inside refrigerator
  • Clean bathroom fixtures
  • Make beds and change sheets
  • Sweep, vacuum, and scrub floors
  • Tidy and dust the home
  • Launder clothes and linens (in home or outside the home)
  • Iron and mend clothes
  • Wash inside windows and clean blinds that are within reach without climbing
  • Bag trash inside the home and put it out for pick up
  • Shop for essential items (ex. groceries, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • Perform essential errands (ex. pick-up medication, post mail, etc.)
  • Essential Transportation
  • Read and write essential correspondence for blind, illiterate or physically impaired clients
  • Instruct the client in ways to become self-sufficient in performing household tasks.
  • Wash walls and woodwork
  • Air mattresses and bedding
  • Spray for insects within the home with over-the-counter supplies
  • Provide rodent control within the home (ex. setting traps and putting out over-the-counter supplies)
housekeeping cleaning supplies wash dishes

Personal Care:

  • Assistance with dietary needs
  • Assisting with dressing and grooming, including helping with dressing and undressing, and combing hair
  • Assisting with bathing and personal hygiene, including assisting with bathing, shampooing hair, oral hygiene and denture care and shaving
  • Assisting with toileting and continence, including assisting in going to the bathroom.
  • Assisting with mobility, transfer, and ambulation
  • Assisting with oral medications, including assisting with the self-administration of medicine, applying nonprescription topical ointments or lotions.
Basic Personal Care

Nursing care:

  • Fill weekly medicine tray
  • Vital Checks
  • Monitor skin condition
  • Nail Care
Nursing Care

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be Medicaid Eligible
  • Meet the level of care requirements set by DHSS
  • Be capable of living Independently with personal care assistance services asdetermined by the state
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be physically disabled
  • Be able and willing to manage your own care