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Why Direct Care May Be Experiencing Staffing Shortages

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The direct care workforce is at an all-time low, and there are currently no effective solutions for this challenge. The increasing demand for direct care workers continues to grow, and elderly populations and individuals with disabilities are relying more and more on home-based care. With such a high need for direct care workers, why are […]

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How Self-Direction Services Have Changed in Recent Years

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Direct Care Innovations specializes in collaborating nationwide with self-directed agencies, also known as consumer-directed agencies. As part of a broader spectrum of long-term services aiding aging adults, individuals with physical disabilities, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), self-direction services have witnessed substantial growth in recent years. The National Inventory of Self-Directed Long-Term Services […]

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Self-Direction & Veteran-Directed Care

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It is no surprise to many caregiving providers that self-direction has exponentially increased in the last five years. With the recent publication of the 2023 National Inventory of Self-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), individuals prefer self-direction services’ independence and versatility. Direct Care Innovations offers small and large self-directed agencies business management software services. Keep […]

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Avoid Fraudulent Healthcare Schemes with DCI

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Last February, 23 individuals were charged with healthcare fraud involving $61.5 million in Medicare schemes. This complex, illegal scheme exposed patients to unnecessary testing and physician services and took advantage of vulnerable populations who depend on Medicare for crucial medical services. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only time healthcare fraud has been an issue. Direct Care […]

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3 Reasons to Embrace Home-Based Technologies

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Healthcare in America has come a long way, especially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, most individuals had not heard of telehealth appointments or considered using a Bluetooth device to monitor their health. Direct Care Innovations is a healthcare technology company that develops business management software solutions for home-based and direct […]

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5 Tech Tools to Add to Your Caregiving Regimen

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There’s no question that technology has made a significant difference in how we work, play, and live. It also provides many benefits for caregivers and their children or family members living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Technological tools and resources can offer reliable safety measures for care recipients, save time when making appointments or […]

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Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “A World of Opportunities.” The focus is on celebrating people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), raising awareness regarding the inclusion of individuals with I/DD, and removing obstacles and barriers that still affect the disability community today. Direct Care Innovations believes everyone deserves an […]

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Good News for Social Security SSI Benefits

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A recent settlement involving the Social Security Administration is giving individuals living with developmental or intellectual disabilities (I/DD) who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) a reason to celebrate. The lawsuit, led by the New York Legal Assistant Group, Justice in Aging, and the Arnold & Porter Law Firm, challenged the validity of eligibility decisions made […]

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The Impact of Black Disability Rights Activists and Advocates

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February is Black History Month, a time to remember and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black individuals in United States history. Black men and women throughout our history have dedicated their lives to advocating for and supporting the rights of black communities and individuals, including individuals who are living with disabilities. Direct Care […]

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3 FAQs Regarding CDPAP

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Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Programs, or CDPAP, is a Medicaid program that provides in-home care for individuals in New York who are living with a chronic illness, physical disability, or intellectual disability. Control over care sets home care services apart from this particular Medicaid assistance program. If this service is new to you, Direct Care Innovations […]

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