Family Center Update
New Opportunities: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Expands Participant-Direction to All Waivers
Effective February 1, 2018, Participant-Directed Homemaker Personal Care became available in the Level 1, Individual Options (IO) and Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF) waivers.
Participant-direction is a little-known option that creates lots of possibilities. We hear families say they’d like to hire their neighbor, or maybe a family friend could provide some support, or even a college student home for the summer. Participant-direction makes this possible. Do you wish your staff had different training, or you could train them yourself? Participant-direction lets you do that. Do you ever wish you could fire one of the people working in your home? Under participant-direction, you can.
Participant-direction gives people enrolled in a waiver more control and authority to decide who provides needed services and how those services are provided.
Use our helpful table to decide what is right for you.