Be aware that under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996. all information given to this agency is considered confidential and private. You have the right to access your medical records and request amendments to them at any time.
Clinical staff are allowed to review the entire medical record and share information freely with other clinicians directly caring for you. If information is required for purposes other than coordinating care an acknowledgment and agreement will be required and signed.
Be aware that:
- Confidential information is prohibited to be sent by email unless encrypted.
- Each individual having access to computerized records will be secured by having their own password which is not to be divulged to anyone.
- All computerized records are logged off to the patient information system while not in use.
- Computerized screens with patient information are out of view from the general public.
- Discussions regarding patient care are kept private.
- All paper records no longer needed will be shredded or delivered to a recycling company that will shred them.
Confidential information will be released without authorization in the following instances:
- State health agencies require providers to report when participants have certain communicable diseases.
- The Food & Drug Administration requires providers to report certain information about medical devices that malfunction.
- Some states require physicians and other caregivers to report to police cases of child abuse or domestic violence.
- Police have the right to request certain information to determine who is a suspect in a criminal investigation.
- The courts have the right to order providers to release patient information.
- Providers must report a case of suspicious deaths or suspected crime.
We abide by all privacy rules as required by State and Federal laws.
The waivers under the Office of Long Term Living includes:
Aging waiver – provides home and community-based services to eligible individuals age 60 and over that clinically eligible for nursing facility care.
Attendant Care Waiver/ACT 150 – Program enables individuals, ages 18 – 59 years with physical disabilities to live in their own homes and communities. Participants have ultimate control of their services, including the right to recruit, hire, train, supervise, pay, and, if necessary, terminate the employment of their attendants.
COMMCARE waiver – provides home and community-based services to individuals ages 21 years and over who have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.
Independence waiver – provides services to individuals ages 18 – 59 who diagnosed with a physical disability.
OBRA waiver – provides home and community-based services for individuals ages 1 through 59 who have been diagnosed with severe developmental disabilities.
Services under these waivers include but are not limited to:
Personal Assistance Services – assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and activities of daily living.
Respite Services – services provided to an individual unable to care for themselves, furnished on a short term basis because of the absence or need of relief of those persons normally providing the care.
Non-Medical Transportation Services – Transportation services provided to enable the individual served on the waiver to gain access to waiver and other community activities and resources.
These services are usually provided in our homes.
Atlas Home Care Services LLC is a professional in home care services company that is focused in providing high quality care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as mentally challenged and physically disabled.
At Atlas our caregivers are well screened and trained to provide compassionate care Services.
At Atlas Home Care, our mission is to advance the quality of care and life of people with intellectual disabilities through care and empathy. We achieve this mission by hiring hardworking, competent, trustworthy and sympathetic caregivers to assist our client in maintaining their independence and dignity in the comfort of their homes.
A compassionate health care agency with the capability of sustaining and extending quality health care services to all intellectually disabled individuals particularly in Pennsylvania.
Consumers are provided with the quality services and support enabling them to live the life they want. Atlas believes in hiring quality individuals to provide the services and support our customers deserve.
Atlas endeavors to ensure consumers feel secure about any and all changes in their lives; changes are made only with their input and permission.
This is one of our most important values because we understand the need for our consumers to be and feel safe at home, work, school and their neighborhood.
Atlas Home Care Services LLC does not endorse disparity in employment and service provision. In practice of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, we do not discriminate nor shall we deny services from any individual employee or client on the grounds of gender, color, national origin, religion, race, sexual orientation, age, disability, source of funds or veteran status.