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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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Intentionally Creating a Disability-Inclusive Workplace

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Creating a disability-inclusive workplace is much more than simply hiring individuals who live with disabilities. By actively seeking qualified disabled individuals and offering them long-term support once they’re hired, you can foster a culture that embraces and supports the success of people living with disabilities. Direct Care Innovations recommends following the strategies below to build […]

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Respite Care

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Caring for a loved one who is ill or living with a disability at home is a 24/7 job. Consequently, caregivers need to create space to properly care for themselves. Otherwise, you risk burnout and exhaustion, which serve neither you nor your loved one. Direct Care Innovations wants you to know that help is available […]

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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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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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5 Ways to Retain Direct Support Professionals

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Without direct care providers/direct support professionals, the agencies Direct Care Innovations supports wouldn’t exist. Therefore, neither would we. When DSPs succeed, grow and climb the ladder in the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD) world, their agencies do, too. For this reason, we take the opportunity to review the DSP staffing deficit and identify ways to help our […]

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How Biden’s Budget Addresses HCBS Caregiver Concerns

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The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to national and global health policy and news. KFF recently hosted several focus groups consisting of both paid and nonpaid HCBS caregivers. HCBS caregiver concerns varied some; however, chief among the concerns was low wages. Can Biden’s American Jobs Plan help? In this post, Direct […]

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