A personal assistant (PA) is an individual who assists people with disabilities with activities of daily living that a person with a disability cannot do themselves. RAMP assists people with disabilities to recruit, hire, train, and maintain a personal assistant.
The Home Services Program (HSP) offers individuals with disabilities, who are at risk of premature or unnecessary institutionalization, the alternative of in-home assistance where home care does not exceed the cost of a health care facility. HSP provides options that address needs and preferences which allow the individual to enhance their abilities and lead a more satisfying life while preserving their dignity and that of their family. For a list of available services HSP offers, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website. One service that allows individuals to remain in their home and live independently is the Personal Assistant Program. A Personal Assistant (PA) is an individual who assists people with disabilities with activities of daily living that a person with a disability cannot do themselves.
Activities of daily living
- Meal preparation
- Health care
Need a Personal Assistant
If you are a RAMP consumer and are interested in obtaining the Personal Assistant List to find a Personal Assistant for yourself, please contact your local RAMP office for the password. Then simply click on your local list and enter the password.
Personal Assistant Lists
These are lists that we frequently update and are available to our consumers with a password they obtain from us.