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Self-Directed Services In Montana’s Developmental Disabilities Waivers. Is Self-DIRECTION for You?. Self-Directed Services. MORE CHOICES. MORE CONTROL. MY DECISIONS. Two Options to Self-Direction. Services can be Self-Directed with an Agency as Employer (aka - Agency with Choice).

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Is self direction for you

Self-Directed Services

In Montana’s Developmental Disabilities Waivers

Is Self-DIRECTION for You?


Self directed services
Self-Directed Services

MORE CHOICES

MORE CONTROL

MY DECISIONS




Working together using agency with choice
Working Together Using Agency with Choice

Individuals and families can work with their provider agency to hire staff they want to work with them.



Is self direction for you

The Agency is the employer of the staff and is responsible for all the duties of the employer. The Agency will recruit, hire, complete background checks, manage payroll, provide staff training, let people go when necessary , and schedule employees.


Services can be self directed with employer authority
Services can be Self-Directed with for all the duties of the employer. Employer Authority


Is self direction for you

Self-Directed Services in for all the duties of the employer.

Employer Authority


Personal supports services
Personal Supports for all the duties of the employer. Services

Assistance in carrying out daily living and other activities needed to be successful living in the community.

Includes Services -

  • Personal care

  • Homemaker

  • Adult Companion


Respite services
Respite Services for all the duties of the employer.

Provides relief to the unpaid caregiver providing 24/7 care through

  • Respite workers

  • Recreation or

    leisure activities


Support broker
Support Broker for all the duties of the employer.

  • Trained and certified to help meet the challenges of self-directing services

  • Assists the person or family in arranging for, directing and managing self-directed services

  • Provides information and training when needed


Is self direction for you

Environmental Modifications/ Adaptive Equipment for all the duties of the employer. Changes to the home and vehicle or specialized equipment needed to enable the person to function more independently or provide accessibility or safely.


Is self direction for you

Personal Emergency Response System for all the duties of the employer. Electronic devices that assist the person who may be alone for periods of time in obtaining help in emergencies


Is self direction for you

Transportation for all the duties of the employer. Allows payment of some costs of self-directed employees who provide transport not available from other sources for person to access needed services, activities and supports.



Choices
Choices for all the duties of the employer.


Who works for you
Who Works For You for all the duties of the employer.


What services will be provided
What Services Will be Provided for all the duties of the employer.


When services will be provided
When Services Will Be Provided for all the duties of the employer.


Where you receive your services
Where You Receive Your Services for all the duties of the employer.


How long the services will be needed
How for all the duties of the employer. Long The Services Will Be Needed


Your choice
Your CHOICE! for all the duties of the employer.


What knowledge and skills are important
What Knowledge and for all the duties of the employer. Skills Are Important?

  • Be proactive

  • Use good people skills

  • Be flexible when you schedule

  • Be willing to put time into the process

  • Have a good back-up plan

  • Have one point of contact as employer

  • Be an advocate

  • Be responsible for paperwork and follow through


More knowledge skills and abilities
More Knowledge, for all the duties of the employer. Skills and Abilities

  • Accommodate to needs, within the system

  • Understand that needs change

  • Don’t be afraid of challenges

  • Be clear about expectations

  • Communicate with employees and team

  • Know who to go to for help

  • Be sensitive to people


Challenges
Challenges for all the duties of the employer.

  • Being responsible for your decisions

  • Understanding and working within the Montana State system

  • Fulfilling your employer obligations

  • Identifying recruiting and

    retaining good employees

  • Balancing your time and

    obligations


Responsibilities

Responsibilities for all the duties of the employer.

Responsibilities


Hire supervise discharge
Hire, Supervise, for all the duties of the employer. Discharge


Paperwork
Paperwork for all the duties of the employer.


Making changes happen
Making Changes Happen for all the duties of the employer.


Who can help
Who for all the duties of the employer. Can help?

Case Manager/ QIS/State Staff

Family/

Friends/

Community

Support Broker

Fiscal Agent


Talk to your case manager
Talk to your Case Manager for all the duties of the employer.

Your Case Manager can help you figure it out.


Am i eligible
Am I Eligible??? for all the duties of the employer.

If you have a cost plan and

If you live in your personal home

Then…

You are eligible for Self-

Direction of your services


Lets review
Lets Review for all the duties of the employer.

Who is your Case Manager ? Do you know how to contact your Case Manager?

Who is the employer in Self-Direction with Employer Authority?

2.Who are some of the people who can help you with your Self-Directed services if you have a question or problem?

3.What are some of the choices that you can make with Self-Directed services?

Who is in charge of hiring, training, supervising, and letting go of your employee?


Is self direction for you

Share your thoughts for all the duties of the employer. with us…

What other information about Self-Directed services would you like?


Contact us
Contact Us for all the duties of the employer.

Kathy Zeeck, Self-Directed Services Coordinator

Developmental Disabilities Program

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

406-444-5482

kzeeck@mt.gov

111 Sanders, Rm 305

Helena, MT 59604


Thank you
Thank You for all the duties of the employer.


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