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Program C: Community Support

Program Authorization: R.S. Act 25 of 1974; Acts 680 and 786 of 1978; Act 400 of 1990; Act 786 of 1978; and Act 400 of 1990

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Community Support Program is to provide person-centered supports and services to individuals who are mentally challenged, multi-handicapped or dually diagnosed through an array of personal choice living options, habilitative supports and community activities.

The goal of the Community Support Program is to provide active treatment and personal choice supports in a cost effective manner to developmentally disabled individuals residing in the community homes.

The Community Support Program provides community-based and person-centered supports to disabled individuals through an array of services including community homes, supported independent living, early intervention and adult day habilitation. This program provides choices and expanded options to individuals with disabilities and thereby enhances integration into their communities.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Community Support Program will provide active treatment services consistent with state and federal regulations and in accordance with the required overall ratio of 2.1:1 and an average daily census of 12 persons with developmental disabilities living in two community homes operated by the Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Community Support Program will provide vocational and/or habilitative services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities living in the local community, who are not residents of the Developmental Center or its community homes.

No performance indicators given by the agency.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The Community Support Program of Peltier-Lawless Developmental Center is funded from interagency transfers; from Title XIX reimbursement for services provided to Medicaid-eligible residents; received from the Department of Health and Hospitals, Medical Vendor Payments Program. Self-generated revenue includes payments from residents excess monthly income.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$814,935

23

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$814,935

23

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$4,000; Replacement/New: +$4,000)

$0

$11,399

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$11,627

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$45,192

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($2,374)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

($1,864)

0

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

($6,000)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

($20,000)

0

 

Transfer Expenditure Authority from the Community Support Program, Professional Services, to the Patient Care Program, Professional Services

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$852,915

23

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$37,980

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.1% of the total request ($897,208) for this program. The net increase in expenditure authority for this program is primarily due to transferring $20,000 of interagency transfers to the Patient Care Program. Full funding has been provided for all 23 recommended positions. Professional services have been reduced and interagency transfers have been increased by $60,353 to provide the necessary funding adjustments needed in the salaries and related benefits categories.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$8,393

 

Nursing services - medication distribution and records' review

$24,663

 

Psychiatric services

$5,847

 

Physician services

$500

 

Pharmacy services - drug checks and records' review

$7,570

 

Dental services - annual exams and routine cleanings

$12,871

 

Physician Specialist services - Dermatologists, ENT's, Cardiologists

$11,395

 

Occupational Therapy services

$1,477

 

Registered Dietician services

$4,135

 

Psychologist services

$3,694

 

Speech Therapy services - annual assessments and hearing screenings

$1,970

 

Medical Records Technican - updates residents' medical records and completes medical information requests

$2,052

 

Safe transportation services

$9,433

 

Recreational Therapy services

 

 

 

$94,000

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$40,611

 

Provider Based Fee - paid to Department of Health and Hospitals in accordance with LA R.S. 46:2601 - 2605, which states that a fee of $9.42 per patient day will be imposed on all Intermediate Care Facilities for the mentally retarded

 

 

 

 

 

$40,611

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$4,000

 

Funding for replacement of inoperable and obsolete office and computer equipment

 

 

 

$4,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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