Consumer Handbook for Home-Based Services, Children's and Adult Medicaid Waivers ‘Person Centered Planning’


~~‘This is a process that outlines what is important to a person and what is important for a person. It is a way to record a person's strengths, needs, desires as well as risk. Person Centered Planning has three main parts: the Discovery Tool, the Personal Plan and the Implementation Strategy. For more information on the Person Centered Planning process, see Appendix C.

Your ISC agent will contact you regarding the Person Centered Planning process. By June 30, 2018, this process and documents will replace the Individual Service Plan (ISP). Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, all people in a DDD Waiver Service will participate in Person Centered Planning.

NOTE: Prior to July 1, 2017, if you were already in the Home-Based Waiver, your services were identified in an Individual Service Plan (ISP). An ISP was developed at an annual meeting where needs and services were documented by your service provider and approved by you. Your ISC was invited to attend that meeting. If you have a current ISP in place, your participation in the new Person Centered Planning process will begin before your next annual meeting date, but no later than June 30, 2018. If you are new to the Home-Based Waiver after July 1, 2017, you will participate in the new Person Centered Planning process before services begin.’

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Illinois Department of Health Services
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