The CAP (Community Alternatives Program) for Persons with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (CAP-MR/DD) is a special Medicaid program for people with mental retardation/developmental disabilities. CAP-MR/DD allows these individuals the opportunity to be served in the community instead of residing in an institutional or group home setting.
CAP-MR/DD services include:
· Home & Community Supports: The intent of the Home & Community Supports program is to provide instruction and assistance to enable the individual to acquire and maintain skills that will allow him/her to function with greater independence in the community.
· Personal Care Services: Personal Care Services include support , supervision and engaging participation with eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and other activities of daily living. Personal Care Services also includes assistance with monitoring health status and physical condition.
· Respite: Respite care is a service that provides temporary relief for the family or primary caregiver. Respite care may be used for circumstances such as family emergencies, business trips, vacations, or to allow the caregiver to take a break from the daily routine and stress.
· Enhanced Respite Care: Enhanced Respite Care is intended for participants who have behavioral or medical needs that require staff that are specifically trained to conduct personal care tasks or behavioral procedures.
· Enhanced Personal Care: Enhanced Personal Care is intended for participants receiving waiver funding who have intense medical or behavioral needs. It is not a habilitative service but includes the same activities and functions as Personal Care Service.