Home Visits by Medical Personnel
- individually designed services to provide diagnosis, treatment and
wellness monitoring in order to preserve the waiver participant's functional
capacity to remain in their own home. Wellness monitoring is critical to the
overall health of waiver participants. Wellness monitoring includes disease
prevention, the provision of health education and the identification of
modifiable health risks. Through increased awareness and education, waiver
participants are more apt to make healthy lifestyle choices, which will
decrease the likelihood of unnecessary institutionalization. The frequency of
wellness monitoring will be contingent on the waiver participant's needs.
Home Visits by Medical Personnel differs from what is
offered under the State Plan as this waiver service is used for wellness
monitoring, the assessment of the natural supports'/caregivers' ability to
provide assistance to the waiver participant, and/or the evaluation of the
waiver participant's home environment from a medical perspective.