Services for You, Guided by You

People who are in a Medicaid waiver program have the right to decide how their services are provided. We call this person-centered planning because it revolves around you – the person who is getting services.

Person-centered planning identifies and focuses on your talents, what you are good at, and your skills. The planning meeting lets you talk about and decide where in your community you can share your skills and where your skills will be valued. For example, your love of and compassion for animals might become a job as a dog walker or working in a veterinarian’s office.

Organizations that provide waiver services are required by law to provide a person-centered plan for each person they serve. But more importantly, they will work with you to figure out the best way to provide services, so you can reach your full potential in life.

Texas Health and Human Services is currently working to change our service model to be driven by the balance between the wants and needs of people who get our services.