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Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability Options Self-Directed Care Program assists participants self-direct their care through the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.

Participants can

  • Hire, manage, dismiss, and supervise their staff
  • Work with an Options Counselor to develop individual authorizations based on their needs and goals
  • Use the BetterOnline™ web portal to submit and approve timesheets


Who we serve

  • The elderly



  • Payroll - PPL processes payroll for the service workers using funds from the participant's allocated budget
  • Employment tax requirements - PPL handles all employment-related tax requirements for participants
  • Service reports - PPL's services reports give participants an overview of the services they have received
  • Enrollment support - We help you with participant and worker enrollment
  • Customer service - Our professional Customer Service Representatives are available 6 days a week to assist you
  • Monthly budget management - We support participants in managing their allocated budgets


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