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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Individuals and families can work with their provider agency to hire staff they want to work with them.
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.
Assistance in carrying out daily living and other activities needed to be successful living in the community.
Includes Services -
Provides relief to the unpaid caregiver providing 24/7 care through
Environmental Modifications/ Adaptive EquipmentChanges to the home and vehicle or specialized equipment needed to enable the person to function more independently or provide accessibility or safely.
Personal Emergency Response SystemElectronic devices that assist the person who may be alone for periods of time in obtaining help in emergencies
TransportationAllows 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.
retaining good employees
Case Manager/ QIS/State Staff
Your Case Manager can help you figure it out.
If you have a cost plan and
If you live in your personal home
You are eligible for Self-
Direction of your services
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?
What other information about Self-Directed services would you like?
Kathy Zeeck, Self-Directed Services Coordinator
Developmental Disabilities Program
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
111 Sanders, Rm 305
Helena, MT 59604