Maryland DDA In-Home Support: Self-Direct Care Plans Offe Flexibility & Choice

May 10, 2024

Self-direction under the DDA offers much greater flexibility and choice, but it also comes with some responsibilities. That’s where the support brokers from Community Health and Education Services (240-755-5591) can help.

Independence & Choice

The ability to choose who provides support services and when is a key part of the self-direct model. However, having responsibility over a budget can also be daunting, and that’s why a support broker from CHES can be so helpful. 

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You can choose from two models of support under the program: nursing consultation and nursing case management/delegation. A full guide on the website will help you understand which is best suited to your own needs.

In addition to support brokers, CHES offers Long-Term Services and Support (LTSS) as part of the Community First Choice program, and also works under the In-Home Supports Assurance System (ISAS). Skilled nurses are available in both Montgomery and Prince George’s County, and you can contact the team to see if they cover your area.

“Our services are designed to help people with developmental disabilities thrive in their own setting,” a company representative explained. “To accomplish this, we consult with you and your Primary Care Provider to create a customized plan of care. Our professionals are trained to assist clients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and those on the autism spectrum.”

Self-Directed Services

As part of the delf-directed service delivery model, participants can exercise greater control over who provides support services and how allocated funds are spent. Unlike traditional service delivery, the program includes some responsibilities, such as being the ‘employer of record,’ and having authority over budgets.

With its support broker capabilities, Community Health and Education Services offers the option of trained and certified nurses who can provide information, coaching, and advice. An in-depth guide on the agency’s website now explains the difference between nursing consultation and nursing case management, and how to choose which one is best for you.

About Community Health and Education Services

Led by a team of experienced healthcare providers, Community Health and Education Services focuses on providing professional support to those with developmental disabilities. The firm is licensed as a Residential Service Agency by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality.

“Our missions is to provide affordable, unmatched care services to the vulnerable, so they can remain safe and comfortable in their homes and their communities,” the agency continues. “All our staff meet the State of Maryland’s educational and training requirements. In addition, we support their ongoing training to continually improve their skills.”

Contact the CHES team to discuss your support needs today.

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