Our HPC services provide support to those with developmental disabilities.


Participant-directed HPC is an Ohio program that provides assistance and personal care to people who live alone with disabilities. By negotiating the pay, creating a personalized care plan, and determining how many days or hours the caregiver will care for their loved one, families are more flexible in the care they provide.


Assessment of On-Site On-Call (OSOC)


On-Site/On-Call (OSOC) services can be assessed and documented using a tool approved by the Ohio Administrative Code section 5123-9-30 (F)(11).  As a result of the expectation that the individual will sleep for a continuous period of not less than five hours, "On-site/on-call" rates are authorized when no supervision or supports are required. There must be a provider present and readily available to provide homemaker/personal care if an unexpected need arises, but the provider is not required to remain awake.


Authorizes direct service providers to perform health-related tasks for people with a variety of medical conditions.


Transportation offers people with disabilities a way to access their waiver services, community activities, and resources.


After HR 4547 Strengthening Oversight and Beneficiary Protections passed through Congress and was signed by the President, this program began on August 1, 2018. As a result of this law, Protection and Advocacy Agencies throughout the country, like Disability Rights Ohio, will begin performing regular reviews of Representative Payees within the Social Security Administration.


Payees can be individuals or organizations. Beneficiaries unable to manage their Social Security benefits are appointed as payees. A payee's main responsibility is to utilize benefits to meet a beneficiary's current and future needs and save any benefits not needed. Expense records must also be kept by a representative payee.


Through this service, a direct service provider can help a person with managing their personal finances, like writing checks, paying bills, and keeping track of cash, income, or benefits. The service also includes training to assist a person in acquiring, retaining, or improving those skills.


Homemaker/Personal Care, often called HPC, supports a person to be more independent while meeting their daily living needs. Direct service providers help people with household chores and personal care, including things like

  • getting dressed and keeping clean, 
  • making food,
  • managing money to pay household bills,
  • cleaning and doing laundry, 
  • getting out and being a part of the community,
  • Helping people to get to medical and dental appointments or other health care services.

HPC also includes support that improves a person’s ability to express their opinions and choices.


This service can support people as they transition from living in a facility to living in a house or an apartment, with others or on their own. It can pay for one-time household expenses like the security deposit for an apartment or start-up fees for utilities.


Ohio Shared Living is often called OSL for short. It provides an option for someone with a developmental disability to get the support they need while living with a paid caregiver.


Caregivers make long-term commitments to sharing a home, helping with daily routines, and inviting someone with a developmental disability to be part of their family, resulting in lifelong relationships. OSL caregivers support people with developmental disabilities in a home setting, either the home of the live-in caregiver or the home of the person accessing services.


This service includes help with things like getting dressed, making food, and accessing things in the community. With Participant-Directed Homemaker/Personal Care, a person may decide how much to pay their staff, and they may act as the employer.


Participant-Directed Homemaker/Personal Care is an option available through all three of the waivers DODD administers. It is not a requirement of the Individual Options or Level One waivers, but participant-direction is a requirement of the SELF Waiver. The person enrolled or a representative they choose must be willing and able to direct at least one service.


This service pays for a person to receive support in the home of a friend, family member, or a licensed facility when their regular caregiver, paid or unpaid, is not available or needs a break.