2How to use this training This training has three parts that work together, kind of like a sandwich.Slides (the bread) include basic informationNotes (the meat or cheese filling) include extra informationForms (the lettuce, tomato,and other goodies) can beprinted and used as work sheets.(There will be link to the forms on the slide theform goes with)
3A PCP is a Life Plan for ME!! I can now plan what I want to learnand doI get to choose!!!I can tell the agency what I want/need them to do to help me.When I finish the PCP,everyone will agree on theplan for ME!
4What is a PCP? A PCP is a person centered plan, it is a plan for me. I will have at least one a year, but I can ask for another one at any time.The plan is how my services will make my goals happen.
5Why do I need a PCP?What I have for services depends on my needs and goals.My big goals can help me withGetting a jobMaking FriendsLiving healthierFeeling saferGetting involved in my communityMaking choices and having controlMost importantly it’s a life plan for me!
6What’s in it for me? I can set big goals that I want to do Everyone* can help me get there!A goal is something I want to door learn, it is written in my words,and I can understand it.I might get help on my goal from family, friends, or someone in my community.*Everyone means family , friends, and neighbors .
7Service Options My caseworker can tell me what options I qualify for. It may be one, or all of the services below.Community SupportsHome SupportsCareer and Employment SupportsTechnology Supports
8Community Supports Community Supports (day program) can: help me find places in my community to joinexplore ways get out and meet new peoplevolunteer in a place that interests melearn to do something newteach me skills to get around my communitywork with me to be safe andhealthyI can have support from up to three agenciesIt can be in the communityIt can start at my house, I don’t have to go to centerIt can be the evening
9Employment Supports Click here for the form on I can explore what I want to do or am interested inI can get help with understanding my benefits at workI can work part time or full time, I can make minimum wage (7.50 per hour) or moreI can own my own businessI can be a boss (employer)Click here for the form onemployment support optionsNeed to create document
10Home Supports Home supports come to where I live, and call home. Home supports can:Help me learn things like cooking, how to do the laundry, keeping a schedule, things that will help me be more independent.Help me learn how to take care of myself with things like eating healthy and doing activities that get me movingHome supports is not the place you live it is a service.
11My Plan. My Services.Services are about helping me live my life, not about what my provider agency needs, or what is convenient for them.I don’t have to make up hours if I take a day or two off from community supportsStaff need to listen to me and help me figure out how to go somewhere or do something when I live with other people who do not want to dothe same things.I can ask my staff to help mefigure out how to do things if they arehappening at the same time as myADLs
12Remember!A goal is something I want to do or learn, it is written in my words, and I can understand it.Daily activities like brushing my teeth or showering are not goals!ADLS (activities of daily living) are services . You can get help, with these, but they are services NOT goals.
13Choice + Control = Responsibility It is my responsibility to make sure understand and agree to my plan.I can think about how my plan will help me to learn the skills that will help me to be more independent and find supports in the community.I can get help in accomplishing my goals, but they are my goals to follow through with.
14Examples of goalsI will explore my new neighborhood by visiting the places I can walk to.I will plan a BBQ and invite my family and friends for the fourth of July.I will find opportunities for volunteering at my library or day care center.I will choose what I want to do on holidaysI will get more skills at workso I can earn a raise.Click here for the form about goalsMy goals need to help me accomplish these 5 things:Choice (My goals will help me to have more choice in my life)Social role (How can take part in my local community in ways that myself and others value?)Presence (How can I be more actively involved in my community)Relationships (Will my goals help me build relationships in any of my relationship circles?)More abilities and experiences (Will my goals help me gain new abilities and experience new things?)Goals may not, and do not have to be a Mainecare service.Remember! Activities like brushing my teeth and taking meds are written in my PCP, but they are NOT goals!
15About me! Who lives with me? What do I own or control I would not want to be without?What are the activities I do regularly?Where do I go? How often do I go there?
16Who do I want in my life? Relationships Think about……What am I doing when I am happy?who am I with?where am I?Who do I like and want to spend my time with?Click here for a form to help me learn who the people in my circle are.Who are the people in my life?FamilyWorkCommunityDo you get to see them enough?Do you want to see them more?Are there people that you don’t get to see you would like to?How do I keep in contact, skype, snail mail, , phone calls?
17What do I want? Choice and Control What would give me more choices and more control over my life?Do I want to:Do my own banking, budgeting, cooking?Be healthier, eat better, to move more?Know more about getting around mycommunity?A job?What would it look like where I live?Happy, Health, Well project resources have lots of good information on eating well and being active, click here:What makes me feel my best? Who am I with?What am I interested in or curious about?Where can I explore or learn more?There may be many opportunities that I am not aware of.If the only kind of sandwiches I have ever eaten is peanut butter and jelly, I may not know there are hundreds of things that can go in a sandwich, and I may be missing out on combinations I never knew about.
18What do I want? Community Are there things I want to do IN the community? Are there things I want to do FOR my community?Are there clubs, organizations or community activities I might want to join?Would I like to be a member of Speaking Up For Us?Is there a class I might want to take?Click here for a form with a list of community organizationsRemember to put SUFU in your PCP!Community: I may have more than one community. There is the community where I spend my day, there is the community where I live, and I may belong to a community with a shared interest; a faith community is one example.
19What do I want? Health and Safety What do I need to feel good?What do I need to be healthy?What I you need to be safe?Do I feel safe:In my community?In my home?with the people who are around me?If not what would make me feel safer?
20TimelinePart 1: I will choose where my meeting is, who comes to it, and what we talk about with my caseworker.Part 2: I will meet with community, home, and work supports staff to talk about my goals and the services I wantPart 3: I will meet with my case manager and look over my goals and services decide what works for me.Part 4: THE MEETING!I will have at least one meeting a year, but I can ask for a meeting at any time I want or need to change goals, or have changes in my life.My case manager will review my plan every 90 days and see if any changes need to be made.
21Who helps with what? My Caseworker will: The Agency will: Plan for my meeting at a date, time, place, etc. that works for me.Talk to me about choiceCheck in with me after my meetingThe Agency will:Agree to support me to meet my goals me withProvide the services I chooseFamily and Friends can support me in planningProfessionals: OTs, PTs, Drs., or Advocate can help with advice and support.After the meeting the caseworker needs to check in to see if I got what I wanted, and if the meeting went OK (Quality Assurance)
22Can I choose who will be there? YES!!!!I am the most important part.Who has to be there?My guardian, if I have oneMy case managerMy correspondent, if I have oneI may choose to have:My, family and/or friendsAgency staff, community, work, or home supports.Professionals – OT, PT, DrHaving an advocate there is MY choice, I can invite one!The meeting needs to include input from service providers but agency staff do not have to be at my meeting if I choose. It can be helpful to have provider support staff at my meeting to complete the team and make sure my needs will be met.
23What will happen at the meeting? What has to happen at the meetingI will know what time it starts and stopsThe agenda will be followedEveryone will listen to meMy goals and services will be talked about in a positive lightPeople’s opinions will be respectedTough conversations will be handled with respectThere are conversations that I will need to have, including talking about employmentWhat you can choose not to include :If there are things I do not want to talk about in a group of people, this can be done at another time, and I can choose to be there or not as I want.There have to be certain conversation subjects at my meeting:EmploymentHealth and SafetyGuardianshipUnmet needsCoordinating Goals Across Service Areas (this means how services will work together to increase my involvement in the community?)Communication (Do I need any help with how I communicate, do I have any barriers to communication?)
24I can ask people to slow down I can ask people to explain in terms you understandWho am I comfortable with? I can limit how many people are at the meeting!Goals can be short term.I can ask my Case manager if I want to change a goal, I don’t have to wait until my next annual plan.People can offer other options for me to think about but it is not their job to talk me out of something I want because it is more convenient for them
25Who can help if you don’t agree? If I don’t agree, I need to speak up or nothing will change!Here is who I can speak up to:StaffCase managerAdvocateThink about filing a Grievance, your case manager has to help you
26ResourcesHere is a link to the PCP Training Manual on the state’s DHHS website.
27Resources24 Stone Street, Ste 204, Augusta, MEV/TTY: Toll Free V/TTY: The Disability Rights Center (DRC) is Maine's protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. It is a non-profit agency independent of state and federal government.Here is a link where you can find out who the advocate for your area is:
28SUFU would like to say thank you for the technical support to: SUFU member Paul PicardDHHS, Office of Aging and Disability ServicesDisability Rights Center