Glossary covers words or terms related to health, long term care, mental illness, aging, disabilities and caregiving.
Person-Centered Plan (PCP):A plan developed with and for a person with disabilities that describes the strengths, preferences, needs and the dreams of the individual and the supports and services required and desired.
Personal and home health careAssistance with activities of daily living in a home setting.
Personal Care AidesPerson qualified to assist a frail senior perform activities of daily living in a home setting and may include bathing, dressing, getting in and out of bed, etc.
Physical Disability (PD) WaiverAn approval to waive certain requirements in order to use Medicaid funds for people with physical disabilities to help them maximize their independence in their choice of home, work, school, community and daily activities.
Plan to Achieve Self-Sufficiency (PASS) PlanAllows a person receiving Social Security benefits to set aside money received to help achieve self-sufficiency without losing benefits.
Provider Companies/ Provider AgenciesIndependent companies that contract with the Division to deliver supports and services to people with disabilities.
Public Guardian - Click HereAn individual or organization authorized by law to serve as a guardian or conservator, usually for incapacitated individuals who have no one else to serve as their guardian or conservator. In Utah, the public guardian is the Office of Public Guardian (OPG).