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West Virginia to Use Federal Funds for Home Health Care Workers

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The West Virginia Department of Health, along with Governor Jim Justice, recently announced that the state’s Medicaid program will be using federal funds to increase wages and benefits for its home health care workers. Not only will the funds be used to address staffing shortages and retain current workers, but it will also help to […]

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How Adaptive Bikes Assist Individuals Living with Disabilities

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Not only is bicycling a great form of exercise, but it’s also a fun leisure activity individuals can enjoy on their own or with others. In recent years, adaptive bicycles have been developed so individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) can experience bike riding in a way that accommodates their needs. Direct Care Innovations […]

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How We Are Addressing Disability Data Justice

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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a major gap in the collection of data on behalf of individuals living with disabilities. To properly serve members of the disability community, it’s essential to have complete access to accurate data. This information is used to influence decisions made in regard to their health and well-being as well as […]

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Home Health Care & Its Growing Labor Shortage

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If you’re involved in the home health care industry — as a patient, family member, or provider — the growing labor shortage is probably no surprise to you. Many home health agencies are finding it more difficult to provide effective care to an increasing number of adults in need with fewer home health workers available. […]

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Upcoming Broadway Play Shares Experiences with Disabilities

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Individuals living with disabilities and their caregivers will be the focus of a new Broadway play by Pulitzer Prize-winner, Martyna Majok this fall. “Cost of Living” will make its debut at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in midtown Manhattan. At Direct Care Innovations, we’re excited to see that the life experiences of those living with […]

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3 Ways Self-Employment Helps Those Living with Disabilities Succeed

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Do you have a family member or friend with a physical, mental, or intellectual developmental disability (IDD) who is interested in starting a business? If so, they are not alone. For adults who are transitioning from high school or college into the workforce, it can be daunting to know where to begin. While progress is […]

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Why Caregivers Are Decreasing but Home Care Clients Are Increasing

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It’s no secret that the home health care industry is changing. One of those changes we’re seeing is the increase of home care clients and the simultaneous decrease of available caregivers. At Direct Care Innovations, we do our best to support the home health care industry by providing valuable management software solutions that will improve […]

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Nonprofit Provides Services That Support Independent Living

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People living with disabilities face challenges that others never have to experience. For example, independent living—and everything required to do it— introduces daily challenges. For instance, most of us take travel to and from work for granted, but this is a significant issue for some living with disabilities. Direct Care Innovations loves recognizing organizations seeking […]

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College to Open Residence Hall for Students with Autism

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Not all students successfully transition into college life. The change can be even more strenuous for those living with intellectual disabilities or autism. Fortunately, several colleges now offer residential experiences tailored to students with autism. In this post, Direct Care Innovations covers these residence hall programs and why we need them. 

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New IDD Transition Program Seeks to Bridge Service Gaps

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Do you know what foster care and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) services have in common? Both services drop off once young people reach a certain age. Fortunately, After 22, a new Chicago IDD transition program seeks to bridge the gap. In this post, Direct Care Innovations explains. 

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