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The Participant Directed Services (PDS) Waiver Program, has been provided by KIPDA since 2006. The PDS Waiver program is for persons who are aging, have developmental or intellectual challenges, have physical disabilities, or who are otherwise unable to care for themselves independently in their home and community. 

 Medicaid Waiver services such as PDS make it possible for individuals to remain in their home and community and not be placed in institutional or nursing facility care. PDS programs allow participants to have control in decisions about their care and services they receive, at home, through the Medicaid Waiver. PDS programs let the participant select the individual or agency that will be coming into their home to provide person centered services. A participant may also elect to use the PDS program to attend a day program or receive incontinent supplies if needed, as well as other service options. A person is more likely to remain healthy when they are comfortable within their own home.

Services Available: 

  • Service Advisors
  • Case Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Waiver Specific Self-Directed Services in the Waiver, include but may not be limited to: 
    • Home and Community Supports
    • Attendant Care
    • Respite
    • Supplies
    • Minor Home Adaptations 
    • Community Living Supports

Updates from the Department for Medicaid Services: