This report assesses the effects of Cash & Counseling on Medicaid beneficiaries' primary informal caregivers and describes the experiences of their directly hired workers. The abstract (free) and full report (subscription required) are... Read more
This report presents twenty-five case stories about the experience of adults with disabilities who receive the cash option in the Personal Preference Program in New Jersey. The report focuses on how “care units,” composed of consumers and/or... Read more
This report documents the Replication States’ experience developing and implementing their new programs. The Grantees’ experience is divided into three stages: (1) planning, (2) design/development, and (3) implementation/enrollment.
This publication summarizes and synthesizes some of the most important things that these research and demonstration programs have learned about consumer direction, especially as they apply to older persons.
This report investigates state and federal protocols for screening and qualifying potential in-home direct care workers. The authors identify a lack of uniformity in such practices and present strategies for improving screening standards and... Read more
This alert includes information on 1915(c) regulations, NPN membership meetings, and new HCBS resources.
The National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, State Members, as well as interested Members of the National Participant Network (NPN) provide comments via this letter on the Advanced Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)... Read more
This report shares the NRCPDS' highlights and general findings from the 2013 inventory of self-directed programs.
Assessing the well-being of workers hired under self direction and addressing their concerns is critical, because the model is sustainable only if workers are satisfied. While care recipients who manage their own care appear to be much more... Read more
This report evaluates the effectiveness of a consumer direction training used in Massachusetts' Aging Services Access Points (ASAP) network.