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, meals and nurse-delegated tasks such as mechanical lift transfers, G-tube feeding, catheter care, etc. that occur in the client’s home.

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.

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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. To download the MAPC handout, click here

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, individuals must:

  • Be a resident of Dane or contiguous counties
  • Have a permanent physical disability or chronic health condition
  • 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)

CLA’s Role in the MA Personal Care Program

  • Help recruit Personal Care Workers or hire workers of the client’s 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

Contact CLA Intake Outreach Coordinator at (608) 242-8335 to make a referral.