Control

Participant-Directed Services Give You Control

Participant-Directed Services puts you in charge of your care. You or your authorized representative hire, train and manage your Participant-Directed Workers (PDW) and purchase approved individual-directed goods and services related to your needs. Consumer Direct supports you by taking  care of the hiring paperwork, payroll tax processing, and paying your PDW.

Our job is to provide the right tools so you succeed in managing your supports and achieve your goals. On an ongoing basis Consumer Direct will assist with tasks such as:

  •        Facilitating PDW background checks
  •        Worker record retention
  •        Processing time sheets and issuing paychecks
  •        Withholding and filing employer and PDW related payroll taxes
  •        Ensuring Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Coverage
  •        Compliance with Federal and District rules and regulations
  •        Providing spending summaries (On-line access available)

Flexibility

PARTICIPANT-DIRECTED SERVICES GIVE YOU FLEXIBILITY

Every day is different. Every person is different. Participant-direction allows you to modify your day to fit your changing needs. We recognize that the path toward meeting these needs will have a few turns. We are here to provide the financial management services to assist you employing your own Participant Directed Worker.

Independence

PARTICIPANT-DIRECTED SERVICES GIVE YOU INDEPENDENCE

Independent living is a matter of pride for individuals living with a disability. A participant-directed service model recognizes that you are the expert of your needs. You participate in every facet of your care from who you hire to when they are in your home. You set the time frame that makes getting to school, meetings or work, engaging in the demands of everyday life, manageable.