All individuals considering or being considered for Dom Care placement in Westmoreland County will complete the following process:
An assessment to determine level of care is completed by the county Area Agency on Aging in which the individual resides.
A medical evaluation (MA 51) is completed that includes TB and RPR testing.
A Dom Care Aging Care Manager will assist the individual/family with the required application forms and eligibility requirements. This includes application for SSI supplement payment for Dom Care based on personal income levels.
A visit prior to placement to the Dom Care home or homes that are under consideration with a review of the rights and responsibilities of both the consumer and home provider.
At the time of placement an Agreement will be signed between the Home Provider and the Consumer (or Consumer's representative).
The Consumer or Consumer's representative will be responsible for paying the monthly payment to the Dom Care Home Provider and other financial responsibilities (rent rebate, burial arrangements, banking).
Re-certification and reassessment of need for Dom Care is completed on a yearly basis in which a medical evaluation is required.