Referral and Assessment Process:
Upon determining the need for HCSS, the participant selects a provider from a list of qualified agencies. The Service Coordinator (SC) contacts the chosen provider for an assessment. If personal care needs arise, coordination with the participant's physician and the Local Department of Social Services (LDSS) is essential for evaluation and service arrangement.
The assessment process involves completing the Home Assessment Abstract (DSS-3139) with input from the HCSS provider's supervising Registered Professional Nurse. The assessment outlines the frequency and duration of HCSS, ensuring a personalized and effective plan.