In Washington, we provide services to Individual Providers (IP) of in-home personal care and respite services. We are the Consumer Directed Employer (CDE) for the state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). We work closely with DSHS, the Aging and Long Term Support Administration, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Area Agencies on Aging. We are excited to launch this innovative delivery model and anticipate beginning services in early 2021.

In this model, the Client (or Client Representative) is the managing employer and has control over selecting, scheduling, supervising, and dismissing their IP who provides in-home care. We work with the IP to ensure credentialing and training compliance as well as take care of payroll and other employer responsibilities. The Client’s authorized service hours will continue to be set according to the person-centered assessment performed and approved by the state Medicaid authority.