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Why Companies Should Embrace Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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Embracing neurodiversity in the workplace can bring about a multitude of unexpected benefits and surprising results. Neurodiversity speaks to the idea that individuals experience and interact with their environment differently than others. This can influence how they learn and process new ideas, how they perceive the world around them, and how they approach various problems. […]

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John McFall: The First Astronaut with a Disability

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There isn’t much that an individual living with a disability can’t do, especially now that the first paralympic sprinter will be joining the European Space Agency (ESA) as the world’s first astronaut with a disability. John McFall, who is currently working as a doctor, was accepted as one of the 17 candidates, out of 22,500 […]

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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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Growing Challenges and Possible Solutions in Senior Care

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A growing elderly population combined with a shortage of home health aides will predictably pose quite a challenge for the future of senior care. Chronic illnesses are on the rise which will only exacerbate the problem further. In order to effectively care for our seniors, Direct Care Innovations agrees with many other healthcare agencies that […]

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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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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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5 Ways DCI Software Maximizes Direct Service Provider Productivity

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Direct care agencies are responsible for caring for some of our most vulnerable citizens. However, ongoing staffing shortages make it difficult to meet the needs of those they serve. Moreover, inefficient processes reduce direct service provider productivity, causing staff to focus more on administrative tasks than providing care. Fortunately, business management software allows these agencies […]

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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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