The Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) provides a variety of services to support families caring for children who are medically dependent, and to encourage de-institutionalization of children in nursing facilities.
Title XIX (Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver), and State Funds
Adaptive Aids are:
Adjunct Support Services - are individualized and disability-related services that include personal care supports for basic activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental ADL, skilled care and delegated skilled care supports to:
Minor Home Modification – a physical modification to a consumer's home necessary to prevent institutionalization or support de-institutionalization and is necessary to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the individual or to enable the individual to function with greater independence in his home.
Financial Management Services – services delivered by the Consumer Directed Service (CDS) agency to an individual or Legally Authorized Representative (LAR) accessing the CDS option. The CDS agency provides services such as orientation, training, support, assistance with, and approval of budgets, and processing payroll and payables on behalf of the employer. In the CDS option, an individual or LAR employs and retains service providers and directs the delivery of program services.Access and Intake Services Community Options Rev. 11-03-2011 48
Respite –provides the primary caregiver(s) temporary relief from care during times when the caregiver would normally provide the care.
Transition Assistance Services (TAS) – a one-time service provided to Medicaid eligible Texas nursing facility residents to assist in transitions from the nursing facility into the community.
* This service is available using the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) option. The CDS option allows participants who live in their own private residences or the home of a family member to choose to self-direct certain services. By choosing to self-direct these services, participants will assume and retain responsibility to:
•recruit their service providers;
•conduct criminal history checks;
•determine the competency of service providers; and
•hire, train, manage, and fire their service providers.