Revision 17-1; Effective March 15, 2017


Attendant services are inappropriate for an applicant or current individual whose needs exceed the scope of the contract. The case worker uses the following examples of appropriate and inappropriate individual characteristics to decide if an applicant or individual's needs can be adequately met through the program.

  • Requires assistance with personal care or health-related tasks. Has other reliable resources to meet health, safety, and independent living needs not authorized or provided through the service/contract.
  • Will be dependent upon the contractor for medical care or health-related tasks that are not within the scope of the service/contract.
  • Manages his emotional or mental disorder with prescribed drug regimen.
  • Threatens the safety of himself or others and/or does not maintain his medication regimen.
  • May have occasional periods of forgetfulness, confusion, or disorientation, or lack social and/or communication skills.
  • Is totally disoriented, confused, incoherent, or incapable of following or giving instructions.
  • Requires medication for rest or sleep.
  • Requires attendant visits during the night to control disruptive behavior.
  • Occasionally uses alcohol or non-prescribed drugs that do not result in disruptive behavior.
  • Is addicted to alcohol or non-prescribed drugs and is not in an active treatment plan.
  • Is realistic about responsibilities for semi-independent living and limitations of services provided through this contract.
  • Requires a highly structured living arrangement or does not demonstrate semi-independent living skills.