Maryland Special Needs Self Administration: Expert Nursing Consultations

May 10, 2024

If you’ve chosen to participate in the Maryland DDA’s self-direction program, Community Health and Education Services (240-755-5591) offers certified support brokers who provide all the advice and assistance you’ll need.

Greater Control In Daily Living

Self-direction gives you control over the choices in your life, and support brokers are certified nurses who offer guidance and advice. Community Health and Education Services now offers two nursing support services for those who self-direct.

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The team offers both nursing consultation and nursing case management, depending on the support you require. An in-depth guide on the agency’s website can help you decide which one is best for you.

Community Health and Education Services works in both Montgomery and Prince George’s County. The trained professionals assist with a variety of developmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and those on the autism spectrum.

“Our services are designed to help people with developmental disabilities thrive in their own setting,” a company representative explained. “For those who have chosen to self-direct, we offer registered and licensed nurses who can assist is several ways, including comprehensive assessments, developing a care plans, training your own staff, and more.”

What Is A Support Broker?

As the Maryland DDA explains, the core goal of the self-direction model is to give participants greater choice and control over how services are provided, as well as who is being paid for those services. Under the program, support brokers are certified assistants who help participants and their family develop a Personal Centered Plan and Budget (PCP), while also providing ongoing coaching and mentoring after the PCP has been approved.

Community Health and Education Services offers registered nurses who have completed the mandatory DDA training programs required to become a support broker. The services can be tailored to your own unique needs, with visits at least every 45 days, or more frequently if required.

About Community Health and Education Services

Company director Dr. Leslie Phillips has over 30 years’ experience in a clinical setting, including pediatrics, ambulatory care, critical care, home care, and wound management. For the past 15 years, Dr. Phillips has focused her efforts on caring for children and adults with both physical and intellectual disabilities, and now leads the team at Community Health and Education Services.

“We employ caring, competent, and top-notch professionals to care for our clients,” the agency continues. “Our mission is to provide affordable, unmatched care services to the vulnerable, so they can remain safe and comfortable in their homes and their communities.”

For certified self-direct support brokers in Montgomery and Prince George’s County, contact Community Health and Education Services.

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