ERIC Number: ED336709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Technical Medical Care: An In-Home Care Program.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Human Services, Oklahoma City.
This document describes the Non-Technical Medical Care (NTMC) program, a personal care service offered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to eligible persons in their own homes. These NTMC program goals are listed: to provide personal care services to frail elderly and disabled persons, allowing them to remain in their homes; and to provide respite to families who choose to be primary caregivers for a disabled family member. It is noted that NTMC providers can provide aid to eligible persons in such areas as bathing and personal care; meal preparation; giving medications; help with exercise; help with non-skilled treatments ordered by physicians; and help with laundry and housekeeping. It is emphasized that NTMC providers are not expected to care for other family members or for animals, and they are not expected to provide transportation for the client, although they can run errands for clients. This booklet explains eligibility for the NTMC program and how to apply. It describes how clients are referred, who provides care, and how long NTMC services can be received. The relationship between the client, the Department of Human Services, and the NTMC provider is discussed. Ways to become an NTMC provider are described and payment for services of the provider is explained. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Human Services, Oklahoma City.