Personal Care for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

At-Home understands that children and adolescents with disabilities and special needs are unique and require unique care. As a parent or guardian, you cannot change the fact that your child has a disability. However, you can rely on our services to help relieve some of the stress and challenges that come with facing your child’s illness or disability. A caregiver may be able to come to your house several times a week or just once in a while. Our payment options are NM Medicaid EPSDT Program and Affordable Private Pay.

The Early Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Program.

In New Mexico, every child under the age of twenty-one and covered by the Medicaid State Plan Program is eligible for EPSDT Services including Personal Care Services (PCS). The New Mexico Medical Assistance Division (MAD) pays for medically necessary Personal Care Services.
Contracted with All New Mexico Centennial Care Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s)

At-Home Personal Care Services offers EPSDT PCS and Respite Care Options.

EPSDT PCS Care Option : At-Home Personal Care Services is responsible for the hiring, training, supervising and termination of the Personal Care Attendant(s).

Respite Care Option : In-Home respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need to keep their family member with a disability at home. It can be planned for a few hours or for as long as a weekend. Respite can take place regularly or intermittently, as you need it; however, it does need to be planned in advance.

In all options, the EPSDT recipient’s guardian may choose family members (except parents), friends, neighbors or anyone as the caregiver.

Caregiver Services Include:

  • Self-Administration of Medications
  • Bed to Chair Transfers
  • Bathing, Grooming, and Dressing
  • Meal Preparation / Special Diet Meals
  • Eating and/or Feeding
  • Toilet and/or Commode Needs
  • Provide Routine Skin Care
  • Housekeeping and Laundry Service
  • Running Errands and Shopping
  • Minor Maintenance of Assistive Device(s) and DME
  • Provide Companionship
  • And Much More