Enhanced Care Services
ECS provides supervision and/or non-nursing physical assistance during a personís normal sleeping hours in his/her place of residence. ECS are available to a person who demonstrates an assessed need for a minimum of 6 hours of sleep support within a 24 hour period and the assessed need cannot be met by the use of personal emergency response services, informal supports, or another service.
The ECS worker shall be available to provide immediate supervision or physical assistance with tasks such as, but not limited to, toileting, transferring, mobility, and medication reminders. The ECS worker shall be prepared and capable of contacting a doctor, hospital, or medical professional in the event of an emergency. ECS can be provided as a self-directed or agency directed service.