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1 A PCP is a Life Plan for ME!!

2 How to use this training This training has three parts that work together, kind of like a sandwich. Slides (the bread) include basic information Notes (the meat or cheese filling) include extra information Forms (the lettuce, tomato, and other goodies) can be printed and used as work sheets. (There will be link to the forms on the slide the form goes with)

3 A PCP is a Life Plan for ME!! I can now plan what I want to learn and do I 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 the plan for ME!

4 What 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.

5 Why do I need a PCP? What I have for services depends on my needs and goals. My big goals can help me with –Getting a job –Making Friends –Living healthier –Feeling safer –Getting involved in my community –Making choices and having control –Most importantly it’s a life plan for me!

6 What’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 do or 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.

7 Service Options My caseworker can tell me what options I qualify for. It may be one, or all of the services below. Community Supports Home Supports Career and Employment Supports Technology Supports

8 Community Supports Community Supports (day program) can: help me find places in my community to join explore ways get out and meet new people volunteer in a place that interests me learn to do something new teach me skills to get around my community work with me to be safe and healthy

9 Employment Supports Employment I can explore what I want to do or am interested in I can get help with understanding my benefits at work I can work part time or full time, I can make minimum wage (7.50 per hour) or more I can own my own business I can be a boss (employer) Click here Click here for the form on employment support options

10 Home 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 moving

11 My 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 supports Staff 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 do the same things. I can ask my staff to help me figure out how to do things if they are happening at the same time as my ADLs

12 Remember! 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!

13 Choice + 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.

14 Examples of goals I 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 holidays I will get more skills at work so I can earn a raise. Click here Click here for the form about goals

15 About 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?

16 Who 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 Click here for a form to help me learn who the people in my circle are.

17 What 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 my community? 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:

18 What 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 organizationsClick here

19 What 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?

20 Timeline Part 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 want Part 3: I will meet with my case manager and look over my goals and services decide what works for me. Part 4: THE MEETING!

21 Who helps with what? My Caseworker will: Plan for my meeting at a date, time, place, etc. that works for me. Talk to me about choice Check in with me after my meeting The Agency will: Agree to support me to meet my goals me with Provide the services I choose Family and Friends can support me in planning Professionals: OTs, PTs, Drs., or Advocate can help with advice and support.

22 Can I choose who will be there? YES!!!! I am the most important part. Who has to be there? My guardian, if I have one My case manager My correspondent, if I have one I may choose to have: My, family and/or friends Agency staff, community, work, or home supports. Professionals – OT, PT, Dr Having an advocate there is MY choice, I can invite one!

23 What will happen at the meeting? What has to happen at the meeting I will know what time it starts and stops The agenda will be followed Everyone will listen to me My goals and services will be talked about in a positive light People’s opinions will be respected Tough conversations will be handled with respect There are conversations that I will need to have, including talking about employment What 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.

24 I can ask people to slow down I can ask people to explain in terms you understand Who 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

25 Who 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: Staff Case manager Advocate Think about filing a Grievance, your case manager has to help you

26 Resources Here is a link to the PCP Training Manual on the state’s DHHS website. s/pcp-action-plan/PDF/PCP%20Manual pdf s/pcp-action-plan/PDF/PCP%20Manual pdf

27 Resources 24 Stone Street, Ste 204, Augusta, ME V/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:

28 SUFU would like to say thank you for the technical support to: SUFU member Paul Picard DHHS, Office of Aging and Disability Services Disability Rights Center


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