Services are described in your Member Handbook.
These definitions are provided to help explain the difference between Respite, Habilitation, and Attendant Care.
Respite: Respite is an interval of rest and/or relief to a family member or other persons caring for an Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) member, which is also aimed at improving the emotional and mental well-being of the member (AMPM, 1250-E, Respite Care).
Habilitation: Habilitation is designed to assist individuals in acquiring, retaining and improving the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community based settings. The service includes the provision of training in independent living skills or special developmental skills, orientation and mobility training, sensory-motor development, behavioral management and supported employment. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy may be provided in conjunction with habilitation therapies (AMPM, 1240-F Habilitation Services)
Attendant Care: Attendant care is a combination of services which may include homemaking, personal care, general supervision and companionship. This service may enable members who might otherwise be in a nursing facility or home and community based alternative residential setting to remain at, or return to, their own home. (AMPM, 1240-B Attendant Care).