Self-directed home care is a service model that empowers participants, usually eligible for Medicaid, such as yourself or your loved one with choice and control over the long-term services and supports you need to live at home.
Self-directed home care may also be called consumer direction, self-direction, participant direction, or self-determination.
Self-directed home care gives you the ability to hire your own care/support that YOU love and trust. With self-direction, you have the freedom to live in your home and community and decide who delivers your care, such as friends or approved family members.
By choosing self-direction, you are not restricted by the hours that agency care workers or assisted living nurses can work, so you can have more hours of care and support dedicated to you. You are also not paying the costs associated with an institution or agency, so you can have more of your benefits working for you. Most importantly, YOU are in charge and have more control of your journey.
Read more about Self-Directed Home Care and how PPL can help you manage your support and services here.