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Making Self-Directed Home Care Easier For All

Care/Support Workers

Self-Directed Home Care for Care/Support Workers


Are you looking to get paid to take care of a loved one? Are you a care/support worker looking to break free from the restrictions of a home care staffing agency?  We can help.

Public Partnerships | PPL supports Medicaid eligible individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses and aging adults, to remain in their homes and communities while “self” directing their own long-term home care.

Self-Directed Home Care is an alternative to admittance into restrictive long-term institutional care or using home-care staffing agencies that offer individuals little to no choice and control over their services and choice of providers like you.

Tanya Teglo's Self-Directed Home Care Journey

Did you know?

Public Partnerships / PPL is NOT an employer of care/support workers.

What we do

As Medicaid laws in most states can prohibit direct cash payments to individuals, Public Partnerships is appointed as a Financial Management Services (FMS) provider company to assist self-directing program participants.

Our role is to assist program participants prepare to be and perform the role of your employer.  We help them check your background, hire and pay you for your support.  We also assist them with paying for services such as daily transportation and home modifications, all within their state or managed care organization approved budgets.

Once you accept a job that meets your goals and schedule, we provide easy-to-use online tools that make it simple to submit your time sheets and get paid by the individual you work for. We also make sure that your taxes are withheld.  So, keep up the important work you do, and we’ll be working behind the scenes to make sure you get paid accurately and on time.

We can help connect you with individuals and families looking for care and support providers Visit MyChoice4Care.

For our Providers and Participants within Rhode Island:

If you are interested in becoming a Provider for a Participant within PPL's network, you can create a Care Provider profile with PPL Match, which helps facilitate connections between interested Providers and Participants in need of care support.

Creating a profile is quick and easy, click the button below to sign up.

RI PPL Match Sign Up


Are you looking to get more information about being paid to take care of a loved one? Find out more.


The Greens' Self-Directed Home Care Journey
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Osmel And Sergio's Self-Directed Home Care Journey
Time4Care™ Mobile App

Internal Resource Links


Do you have questions?

Questions such as "Can I get paid to take care of my loved one or relative?" Or maybe you need assistance with your BetterOnline™account?

We have answers! Check out our FAQ page for answers to these questions and many others. 

Other helpful tools:

Wellness and Support for Caregivers

Heart in Hands iconBeing a caregiver can be challenging. We understand this and know that sometimes the hardest challenges may not be caring for your loved one, but instead making sure you take proper care of yourself.

Below are educational, health and wellness resources from caregiving organizations made especially for people like you.

Caregiver Tips and Tricks for the Home

If you care for a loved one, an individual with disabilities, chronic illnesses or an aging adult, you may have experienced home activities or care situations which could be made simpler but were not sure how to accomplish it.

Here we have some tips and tricks for you to help you and your loved one with everyday actions that may otherwise cause frustration or be difficult to manage.

Interested in more tips and tricks for a safe and successful home environment?

Check out this "Life Hacks for Caregivers" video by AARP which covers everything from how to prevent cups from slipping from grasp to safe manicuring techniques.

Make Everyday Activities Easier by AARP

External Wellness and Educational Resources

Staying healthy While Caring For Others Making time for your own wellness needs
Fall Prevention Knowing how to properly support yourself and others
How To Talk To Someone With Dementia Essential tips for communicating for someone with dementia

Learn if there is an existing self-directed home care program in your state.


Visit our State Programs Page