Information for Service Providers
The Domiciliary Care program, often referred to as the Dom Care Program, provides a homelike living arrangement within the community for adults age 18 and older who need assistance with the activities of daily living and who are unable to live independently.
Dom Care providers open their homes to individuals who need supervision, support, and encouragement in a family-like setting.
What to Expect
Individuals are matched to homes that best meet the needs, preferences and interests of both the resident and provider. Unlike larger personal care homes, a Dom Care home is the individual providers' home. They are inspected annually to ensure they meet health and safety standards.
A Dom Care resident receives supervision, a bedroom with basic furnishings, three nutritious meals a day, personal care as specified by their care plan, laundry service, transportation to non-emergency medical appointments, and assistance with medications prescribed for self-administration.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging sets a standard rate that all Dom Care residents pay. This amount is usually a portion of the resident's monthly SSI and State Supplement budget and is paid directly to the provider. The rest is kept by the resident to be used as their personal needs allowance. There is a signed agreement between both the provider and the resident to clearly set-out these and other specifics similar to a tenant/landlord contract.
Waiver of State Dom Care Regulations
The AAA can request a waiver of state Dom Care regulations by completing a Request for Regulatory Waiver Form and submitting it to PDA.