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Important Systems Maintenance Notice

We are currently performing scheduled maintenance starting on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm until 7:00am on Sunday, February 28, 2021 (Eastern time). Please note that during this scheduled maintenance, the Time4Care™ mobile app will still be accessible for providers to clock in and out for their shifts.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we perform critical system maintenance.

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Self-Directed Home Care Explained

Self-Direction. Participant-Direction. Consumer-Direction.

Regardless of what it is called in your state, these phrases represent a long term-care option for Medicaid eligible individuals and their families that puts them in control. 

If you or a loved one is an individual with disabilities, chronically ill, or simply aging, self-directed home care is your alternative for supporting you in performing everyday activities.  Your alternative to admittance into restrictive long-term institutional care, or to using a home-care staffing agency that offers little to no choice or control over your support workers and services.

Public Partnerships | PPL supports you and your family in that choice to remain in your home and community. As Medicaid law in most states prohibits direct cash payments, our role as a Financial Management Service (FMS) provider, is to help you in your role of the employer of your own support workers.  We assist you in hiring, paying for your choice of support workers and services, all within your state-approved personalized spending budget and local rules. We are the largest with 20 years of experience.


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Self-Directed Home Care for Everyone

To learn how our size and experience can benefit you, select the category you are interested in learning more about
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Industry News Update

Learn more about the Unpaid Caregiver Dilemma and the National Shift in Long-Term Care Preferences in the latest news articles from industry resources such as Open Minds and the Wall Street Journal

Welcome California DDS SDP Visitors!

Learn about the new PPL California SDP program, the benefits and services PPL provides our members, and how you can join our interest lists today. Click here to start your PPL journey!

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The Safest Home Care Option Right Now

Learn how self-directed home care is the safest long-term health care option available. Read more...

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COVID-19 Information

We are here to help you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more...

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Participating in a self-directed home care program gives you back choice, control and independence. It has the potential to transform lives – yours, your family's and those of your support network.

Public Partnerships | PPL supports program participants in multiple states who want to self-direct their or their loved one’s services and support. See the programs PPL offers today.

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Our Service Shared Through Your Voices

Elizabeth A Customer Service

Elizabeth was wonderful, absolutely marvelous! Elizabeth was professional and very knowledgeable. She was a pleasure to work with.

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**Steve K Customer Service

"Steve provided outstanding customer service to me. Thank you, Steve!"

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**Darnell S Customer Service

"Darnell was extremely helpful. He explained everything and was very accommodating."

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**Tonia N Customer Service

"Tonia was amazing and truly an asset. I was trying to get the file fixed since March but no resolution and Tonia stayed the course and delivered results. She is an asset to your team and her customer service skills are dynamite. I would like to have a letter added to her personnel file because she is someone I would want to hire myself for my company."

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**Hector T Customer Service

"Hector was excellent and took care of all my problems. Thank you very much!"

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**Kevin L Customer Service

"Kevin is a high-quality agent. He was able to solve my online timesheet issue. He is very nice. You have a great person in your team. He made my day."

Maritza S Customer Service

Maritza was so kind, so sweet, very polite and she is fabulous. Maritza is also on top of everything.

Francisca M

Francisca is so details, she breaks down everything so perfectly and easy to understand. I can't be more happy and appreciative to have her. When the call was disconnected, I was so sad to think that I couldn't reach her out again. This young lady called her right back, apologized and continue to assist me. This is the best service ever!

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**Nahdya A Customer Service

"Margarette of the New Jersey PPP program wanted to let everyone know of the great customer service she received from Nahdya today. She appreciated the fact that Nahdya escalated her call so her issue could be resolved right away. She also appreciated the fact that Nahdya advised the supervisor of the issue during the transfer so the participant would not have to repeat it once again. Nahdya provided the kind of service one should expect."

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**Christopher W Customer Service

"Mary G would like to recognize Chris for his attentiveness as well as patience with getting her issue with time entries resolved. She accidentally disconnected before she could use the survey, so she wanted to make sure he was recognized for the excellent service he provided."

Olga L Customer Service

Olgas is the most courteous Customer Service Representative I had the chance to speak with and is very knowledgeable, patient, and dedicated. So, I wanted to share her outstanding service.

Yahayra M Customer Service

Provider wanted to let us know that Yahayra needs to be recognized. She walked her through the process and was very patient with her and she wanted to make sure Yahayra knew she was grateful to have worked with her today!

Christina J Customer Service

Christina was very calm and helpful. She knew what she was doing and was very proficient . She cared about my issues and took care of me and did not keep me on the phone forever

Erika L Customer Service

I wanted to express the joint happiness working with Erika who solved my concerns regarding some issues and a pleasure. Erika is a joy to work with and was a big help. You have a wonderful agent who made life a bit easier.

Alan A Customer Service

I used to work with Alan all the time. He is fabulous. He resolved my payroll issue for me. He called me weekly to check in and follow up on the case. I almost felt like he was part of my family by the end.

Jeffery W Customer Service

He was extremely helpful and courteous. He went above and beyond to solve my issues. He is an asset to your team. Kudos to Jeffrey!!

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**Kevin W Customer Service

"Kevin is a top shooter! He helped me with a technical issue and he was a great agent. He was wonderful and should get a raise!"

Svetlana P Customer Service

I want to acknowledge Svetlana for her wonderful customer service. She was very patient and was able to assist me with my EVV dilemma. I was having trouble clocking in and out within the EVV app and I suppose I was pressing the wrong buttons. However, Svetlana walked me through the process step by step and now I was able to clock in. I appreciate her so much for her help.

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**Elizabeth A Customer Service

"Elizabeth did a great job in taking the time in explaining step by step in how to register my transportation in order to get that paid. I appreciate talking with Elizabeth because she has great manners."

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**Erika L Customer Service

"I wanted to express the happiness working with Erika who solved my concerns regarding some issues and who is a pleasure. Erika is a joy to work with and was a big help. You have a wonderful agent who made life a bit easier."

Reyna D

This is my second time having her when I call, she is concise, professional and never on a rush. She is always happy to help with everything that I need. I wanted to let everyone know that she is a gem. You don't get too many people on the phone that are sincere.

Darnell S Customer Service

Darnell is very patient, helpful, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions. This is all new to me and I felt lost, however, Darnell instructed me where I needed to go and now I have access to the portal. I feel very appreciative of the wonderful customer service I received today and hope to speak with the same agent again.