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DCI Art Contest: The Colorful World of Those with Intellectual Disabilities

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Depending on what part of the country you live in, spring may enter like a lamb. Gentle, yellow daffodils and white, purple, pink, and yellow tulips introduce their first blooms. The skies turn a brighter blue, while green leaves and grass return for a new season. Direct Care Innovations appreciates the benefits that color yields […]

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Letter to the CDC Seeks Equal Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

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At least 17 groups advocating for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) penned a letter on February 22, 2021, to leadership at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The groups strongly encouraged the CDC to include all those living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in COVID-19 vaccine prioritization. Direct Care Innovations supports these advocacy […]

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American Jobs Plan Proposes Increased HCBS Funding

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President Joe Biden recently unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, and people have been clamoring to uncover the proposal’s details. So far, it is clear the American Jobs Plan includes hefty spending on programs unrelated to traditional infrastructure. However, the proposed level of investment into programs such as home- and community-based services (HCBS) stands to […]

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How Companies Can Add Disability to Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

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For many people, adding disability to diversity and inclusion initiatives never even comes to mind. However, the voices of those living with disabilities need to be heard. As a provider for companies and managed care organizations serving this population, Direct Care Innovations is passionate about this population’s workplaces. To that end, this article contains several […]

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Zoom to Offer New Features for Those with Disabilities

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Good news is on the horizon for those with disabilities! Zoom commits to offer a disability-friendly version for its users that expands its current features. The company doesn’t specialize in a demographic including those living with disabilities, so they set a positive example. Direct Care Innovations supports providers, managed care organizations, and others who serve […]

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Paying Family Caregivers for Home-Based Healthcare

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COVID-19 presents a significant health risk to the elderly, and the risk increases for the elderly living in nursing homes. Correspondingly, Direct Care Innovations understands many people prefer to care for their loved ones at home personally. However, doing so may require paying family caregivers for home-based healthcare. Medicaid already covers personal care services for […]

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3 Ways to Boost Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Direct Care Innovations supports advocacy and awareness whenever possible, but we especially stress it during this month. Direct Care Professionals, people who have loved ones with developmental disabilities, and those who simply have a heart for this population can take advantage of the opportunity to spread the word. When we […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine for DSPs: What You Should Know

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Healthcare workers, direct support professionals (DSPs), and others in similar fields are considered essential workers. As such, these professionals are first in line for the new COVID-19 vaccine. Direct Care Innovations understands the COVID-19 vaccine for DSPs has been met with some reservations, however. Therefore, this article covers some of the questions people are asking […]

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5 Strategies to Address Caregivers’ Emotional Needs

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At Direct Care Innovations, our clients either employ direct caregivers or interface with organizations that do. We know the COVID-19 pandemic is especially hard on healthcare workers and direct care professionals in all 50 states. Leaders at these organizations are striving to address caregivers’ emotional needs and to provide extra support during this challenging time. […]

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Looking Ahead: The Impact of EVV in 2021

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If you’re like many people, you took some time off over the holidays. Hopefully, you had the chance to enjoy family, perhaps food, and much-needed closure to the end of 2020. As you return to work in 2021, you take on more than inbox cleanup and new goals and objectives. In 2021, Direct Care Innovations […]

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