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Guidance Personal Care

Guidance Personal Care

Guidance Personal Care (GPC) is a trusted personal care service with trained Personal Care Assistants (PCA) and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA). We tailor plans specific to our recipient’s needs by providing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). It is our vow to provide the best quality of care services to our recipients.



GPC specializes in providing optimal home and community-based services to recipients who require non-medical assistance ADL and IADL in their home or preferred setting of their choice. While we work hard to offer Person-Centered Plans of Care, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure recipients stay better for longer. GPC maintains the highest quality of care ensuring the recipient’s independence and dignity are upheld.

Guidance Personal Care offers a myriad of services covered in the Long Term-Personal Care Services (LT-PCS, EPSDT), New Opportunities Waiver (NOW), Residential Options Waiver (ROW), Children Choice Waiver (CC), Community Choice Waiver (CCW), and Supported Independent Living (SIL). The services we provide include the following ADL and IADL tasks, but are not limited to:

  • Bathing

Aid with bathing tasks such as verbal reminders to take a bath, preparations of the bath, assistance transferring in and out the bath/shower, and physical assistance with bathing and/or drying off.

  • Grooming

Assist with grooming responsibilities such as verbal reminder to do related tasks, assistance with shaving, application of body lotion or cream, brushing or combing hair, brushing teeth, and any other grooming needs required.

  • Dressing

Help with dressing tasks as verbal reminders to get dressed, physical assistance with dressing and undressing, and assisting with prosthetic devices.

  • Ambulation

Help with maneuvering tasks such as supervision or assistance with walking and/or supervision or assistance with assistive devices (e.g., wheelchair, walker, etc.).

  • Eating

Assist by verbal reminders to eat, cutting up food into bite size pieces, preparing/storing meals, assistance with feeding, and assistance with adaptive feeding devices (if required).

  • Toileting

Aid with toileting tasks such as verbal reminders to toileting and/or assistance with bladder and/or bowel requirements, including bedpan routines, and changing pads or adult briefs (if required).

  • Transferring/Mobility

Help provide aid such as assistance with repositioning while in bed, moving to and from a laying position and/or turning in bed, and moving in and out of bed. Assisting with moving body weight from one surface to another and moving from wheelchair to a standing position.

  • Routine Household Tasks

Help aid in recipients that may require assistance with routine tasks such as light housekeeping duties, shopping, laundry reminders, and assistance with taking/ordering medicines, scheduling medical appointments, coordinating transportation for medical appointments, accompanying the recipient to appointments and providing assistance throughout appointments, and more!

*We do NOT cover any medical tasks such as medication administration, tube feedings, urinary catheters, tracheostomy care, etc., unless assigned Direct Service Worker (DSW) has completed required trainings.

Who Do We Serve?

Guidance Personal Care, services adults and children who receive Medicaid benefits and those with physical and developmental disabilities. We also serve veterans, private insurance, and private pay recipients.

What Services Are Offered?

  • Long Term-Personal Care Services (LT-PCS, EPSDT)

Intended for elderly or physically disabled adults who require assistance with their daily living activities in order to live at home. Intended to prevent and/or delay the need for nursing home admissions or allow persons to return home from a nursing home facility, program participants receive assistance with their ADLs and IADLs.

ADL, supervision and/or assistance with focus on assisting with tasks that are needed and preformed daily for each recipient to safely perform for their continued well-being and health and to remain independent based on their Plan of Care (POC) such as bathing, eating, toileting, dressing, etc. IADL, assistance and support with routines and household tasks that are not performed daily, but are essential for sustaining the recipients health, welfare, and needs such as, light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, etc.

  • New Opportunities Waiver (NOW)

Medicaid waiver designed to provide home and community-based supports and services to recipients with developmental disabilities who require the level of care of an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID).

The Now Program utilizes the principles of self-determination to supplement the family and/or community supports while supporting dignity, quality of life, and security in the everyday lives of people while maintaining the recipient in the community.

  • Residential Options Waiver (ROW)

Provides an opportunity for eligible individuals with intellectual disabilities to transition from an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), or from a nursing facility placement, by creating community-based alternatives in home settings along with an array of comprehensive supports for those individuals with intensive and/or complex needs. Services are provided with the goal of promoting independence through strengthening the individual’s capacity for self-care and self-sufficiency. ROW is a person-centered service incorporating the beneficiaries support needs and preferences with a goal of integrating the beneficiaries within their communities.

  • Children’s Choice Waiver (CC)

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services program that offers supplemental support to children with intellectual/developmental disabilities who currently live at home with their families or with a foster family, or who will leave an institution to return home.The Children’s Choice Waiver is designed to help families who provide in-home care and support for their children with developmental disabilities by assisting and providing funding for medical care, home modifications, care-giving assistance and support, and other specialty services. The Children’s Choice Waiver is a support program designed to be flexible enough to let families choose when they need the covered services.

  • Community Choice Waiver (CCW)

Serves seniors and persons with adult onset disabilities as an alternative to nursing facility care.. The CCW contains a wide array of services including: support coordination, nursing and skilled therapy assessments and services, in-home monitoring systems, home modifications and assistive technologies, personal care, home-delivered meals, and care giver respite.

  • Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Assists recipients, age 18 years of age or older, to acquire, improve, or maintain social and adaptive skills necessary to enable them to reside in the community and to participate as independently as possible.

SIL services include assistance and/or training in the performance of tasks such as personal grooming, housekeeping, money management and bill paying. SIL services may serve to reinforce skills or lessons taught in school, therapy or other settings. SIL services also assist recipients in obtaining financial aid, housing, advocacy and self- advocacy training as appropriate, emergency support, trained staff, and accessing other programs for which he/she qualifies.