A health care industry gets by ‘on a shoe string.’ Advocates say new state aid won’t help much

October 17, 2020

A detailed local report out of Idaho considers why the provider relief funds offered via the CARES ACT are insufficient to meet the needs of many HCBS providers, including a detailed look at the challenges faced by one individual in self-direction, Shiloh Blackburn, to manage turnover of her direct care workers. In the article, Blackburn is quoted as saying, “With self-direction, I’m the boss. What I say goes. If I don’t like something, I can tell them. I would much prefer that stress than to put my life in a position where a middle man, or a third party, has a say in how I live my life.”