Specialized Services at SeniorsPlus is responsible for coordinating emergency response systems, respite in a facility, environmental modification, and assistive technology for eligible clients. The providers and contractors who deliver these services must have a contract.

To receive services through Specialized Services, clients must be actively enrolled with a service coordination agency and have one or more of these services in the authorized plan of care. 

Services 

Environmental/Home Modifications are medically necessary modifications to a residence that enables clients to remain in their home and as independent as possible for as long as possible. Modifications do not include general house repair; remodeling; motor vehicles; or transient, subsidized, or HUD housing.

Examples of medically necessary modifications to a client's home may include:

  • Ramps for access into and out of the home
  • Stair lifts
  • Modifications to bathrooms facilities such as roll-in showers, sink, bathtubs, toilet, and turn around space adaptations
  • Modifications to kitchen facilities such as sink modifications, sink cut outs, and turn around space adaptations
  • Specialized accessibility/safety adaptations such as doorway widening, grab bars, and handrails

Assistive Technology is medically necessary devices and services used to improve or maintain a client's level of independence.  Examples of assistive technology may include:

  • Smart speakers
  • Video doorbell
  • Tablets or other devices for access to telehealth appointments
  • Remove monitoring 

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) is an electronic device, such as an alert button, that enables certain high-risk clients to secure help in the event of an emergency.

Nursing Facility Respite is provided to eligible clients who are unable to care for themselves and require short-term care due temporary absence or relief of the primary caregiver.