Government Contract | Delaware
Personal Care Services

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000454473

Bid Title: Personal Care Services

Agency Bid No. Title: HSS- 16-002

Received Date: 01/08/2016

Close Date: 04/05/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: New Castle, Delaware

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By Optional 01/22/2016, Pre-Bid Conference Optional 02/11/2016 01:00 PM, Minority Business Set-Aside, Women-Owned Business Set-Aside


Specifications include, but are not limited to:SERVICE DEFINITION1.1 Personal care is a service provided to older persons and adults with physical disabilities whoneed help in carrying out activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living(IADLs). Specific supports may include assistance with a range of activities such as bathing,dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, shopping, housekeeping, or other relatedservices specified in an individuals plan of care.2.0 SERVICE UNIT2.1 The unit of service for personal care is one hour.2.2 The minimum billing unit is one quarter (.25) hour.2.3 Time spent preparing for a visit and travel to and from a visit may not be billed.2.4 The provider is permitted to bill for one (1) hour of service when unable to gain access, howeverbilling for lack of access more than three (3) times per year is not permitted.3.0 SERVICE AREA3.1 Personal care is available to all eligible residents of the State of Delaware.3.2 Providers of personal care are permitted to apply for sub-areas of service within the state.4.0 SERVICE LOCATION4.1 Personal care may not be provided in a long term care facility.5.0 ELIGIBILITY5.1 The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) determinesconsumer eligibility.5.1.1 Consumers who receive personal care services through Older Americans Act Title IIIfunding must be sixty (60) years of age or older.5.1.2 Consumers who receive personal care services through Social Services Block Grant(SSBG) funding must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.5.1.3 DSAAPD staff will apply additional eligibility and/or targeting criteria based onrequirements of the service funding source(s), as appropriate.6.0 SERVICE STANDARDS6.1 The provider must comply with all Federal, State, and local rules, regulations and lawsapplicable to the provision of the service.6.2 Eligible personal care providers include:6.2.1 Home health agencies licensed by the State of Delaware6.2.2 Personal assistance services agencies licensed by the State of Delaware6.3 The provider must develop and maintain policies and procedures for the delivery of personalcare services.6.4 DSAAPD authorizes the number of service hours a consumer will receive.6.4.1 All personal care services must be prior-authorized by DSAAPD.6.4.2 DSAAPD may establish service caps based on available funds.6.4.3 DSAAPD may authorize service hours above established caps in cases of emergency orextreme need.6.5 The provider is responsible for conducting an initial in-home visit and developing a detailed careplan for each consumer.6.6 The provider must complete the assessment and care plan within five (5) working days of thereferral.6.7 The provider must start services within ten (10) days of the DSAAPD referral.

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Product Code: 95268

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)

State: Delaware

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Franklin Jones, Public Health Treatment Program State of Delaware - Government Support Services, 100 Enterprise Place, Suite 4, Dover, Delaware, 19904

Phone: 302-255-9374




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