Family Provider Service Option (FPSO)
Description of a FPSO
Family Provider Service Option (FPSO) is a self-directed option for an individual 21-years or older receiving certain MaineCare and state services (through OADS) to register as a Personal Support Specialist (PSS) agency to manage his/her own service from up to two adult family members. A family member becomes the person’s Personal Support Specialists (PSS) to provide hands-on assistance, providing services related to his/her physical requirements for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), including health maintenance activities, which must be activities the family member would otherwise be able to do if physically or cognitively able. The FPSO submits time sheets to and gets paid through a fiscal agency.
FPSO Work Settings and Populations Served
A person who is working as a CADC can move into the following positions with additional education: