Medical Assistance Personal Care Program
What is the Medical Assistance Personal Care Program (MAPC)?
MAPC provides personal care services funded by the State of Wisconsin Medicaid program. These services include bathing, dressing, grooming, bathroom assistance, housekeeping, laundry, meals and nurse-delegated tasks such as mechanical lift transfers, G-tube feeding, catheter care, etc.
A Registered Nurse completes an assessment using the State of Wisconsin's Personal Care Screening Tool. This screening tool determines the services and hours authorized by the State. If eligible, services are 100 percent funded by the Medicaid program.
A Client-Centered Program
MAPC encourages the individual receiving services to participate in their care decisions and their choice of Personal Care Workers. MAPC participants, along with a Registered Nurse, train their workers to provide customized care following a written care plan. The MAPC program has been providing personal care services since 1989. MAPC staff recruit, train, and place over 950 Personal Care Workers (PCWs) with clients in Dane County.
An individual must need hands-on personal care to qualify and be eligible for Medicaid. Anyone with a disability may refer themselves to the MAPC Program through CLA Intake at (608-242-8335) or be referred by a Case Manager or Service Coordinator.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, individuals must:
- Be a resident of Dane County
- Have a permanent physical disability
- Be medically stable and able to self-direct care or have a relative or guardian who is able to direct cares
- Be able to live independently in the community as a result of this service
- Be eligible to receive Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
These programs are provided under contract with Dane County Department of Human Services.
CLA's Role in the MA Personal Care Program
- Help recruit Personal Care Workers or hire workers of your choice (applicant must pass the CLA screening process).
- Partner with the client to train and supervise their Personal Care Workers.
- Help locate and coordinate other community resources and support programs to help you live independently.