Self-Directed Support Broker Services Offer MD DDA Patients Choice & Flexibility

May 10, 2024

If you have a loved one with developmental disabilities who wants to transition to self-directed services, making that change can seem overwhelming at first. Community Health and Education Services, LLC (240-755-5591) in Lanham, MD is here to make it manageable with professional support broker services.

In a self-directed program, your loved one will be able to map out their own future and live life on their own terms. But there are a lot of resources out there and agencies to interact with, so the process can seem daunting at first. Community Health and Education Services, LLC (CHES) understands the ins and outs of the process, and that’s why they’re focusing their support broker services on patients who have elected to enter these programs.

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The agency’s care offerings are designed to give patients in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties greater independence, flexibility, and choice in navigating the support services and resources available to them in their communities.

Community Health and Education Services’ (CHES’s) support broker services will facilitate communication and coordination between you, your loved one, and their service providers, such as personal care assistants (PCAs), registered nurses, and DDA representatives.

Get Help Crafting a Plan for Care & Autonomy

If your loved one has opted into a self-direction program, CHES staff will work with both of you and your primary care provider to create a customized care plan that best meets your loved one's needs and goals. Agency professionals are trained to assist clients with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and those on the autism spectrum.

Besides creating care plans, support brokers can assist you and your loved one with managing their budget and with navigating and accessing available resources. Through CHES, these resources include skilled nursing, personal care, and Developmental Disability Agency (DDA) nursing support services.

Make the Most of DDA Benefits

If your loved one participates in the DDA’s self-direction program, through CHES they can take advantage of nursing consultations or nursing case management and delegation services. The latter services are required if you or another family member is considered paid staff who administers medications or treatments.

About CHES

CHES is headed by Dr. Leslie Phillips and Lisa Noel, MSN, RN, NP-C, Director of Operations. Dr. Phillips brings 30 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse, and Ms. Noel brings 26 years of experience working in pediatric and adult healthcare. Dr. Phillips has developed a pioneering comprehensive functional status assessment tool for clients, and Ms. Noel is the co-founder of a clinic program to improve community members’ health and quality of life.

“We review each patient’s plan of care and offer solutions to help them achieve their daily living goals,” an agency representative said. “But we don’t stop there. We review the patients’ care needs on a regular basis to monitor the quality of services they receive. Our reputation in this area for caring, professional services is your guarantee of satisfaction.”

With their competent and compassionate support brokers, CHES can help get your loved one in the driver's seat of their self-directed program!

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