Personal Care Services
We value you, our clients and staff, and we want to do our best to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses in our community! These coming weeks will be filled with uncertainty, anxiety, and profound challenge for all of us. As we confront these challenges, it is especially important for us to take care of ourselves. We will continue to update you regarding our practices and any safeguards we take as needed.
We urge you to continue to visit the official websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for information. If you have questions about COVID-19, call KDHE's hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (866) 534-3463 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. For 24/7 assistance, those who have developed symptoms can call the special epidemiology hotline at (877) 427-7317.
Diane Salyers, Coordinator
Southeast Kansas Respite Services, Inc.
To be eligible for Personal Care Services individuals must be on the Home and Community Based Waiver as determined through their local Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO). If qualified, then Individuals can choose SEKRS from a list of providers available for their Personal Care Services.
SEKRS Personal Care Services providers can help individuals with special needs be more independent with their tasks of daily living, age appropriate socialization, and community inclusion. SEKRS Personal Care Services providers can assist individuals with household daily living skills (e.g. shopping, meal preparation, eating, cleanup after meals, dressing, bed-making, and laundry). Providers do not provide house cleaning services and do no household maintenance.
The Personal Care Services worker can also accompany or transport the recipient to accomplish any of the tasks listed above, providing necessary supervision and/or support for community activities.
How to Apply
For more information call 800-362-0390, ext. 1642. When you're ready, download the Application for Personal Care Services (pdf).
Mail completed application to SEKRS, Inc., P.O. Box 936, Parsons, KS 67357. (Send forms via U.S. Mail. Do not email.)