As a person with physical, sensory, or behavioral limitations, control over one’s individual life is key for getting what you want out of life. Having the ability to respond to opportunities while exercising the flexibility to change according to any given situation is imperative to succeeding in achieving personal life goals.
Directly supervising their own Personal Assistants provides the member flexibility in their own life without having to work with third party schedulers and nurses who may create schedules that are very difficult to change and that may limit independence and freedom of choice.
That’s where Taking Control comes in. This program will allow your members to be the supervisor of their own personal assistant services. The member can hire who they like (subject to some restrictions), train them in areas important to the member, and supervise their daily work. Tasks are not as limited as they are in a traditional-care aide plan. If a personal assistant does not work well for the member, the member can replace them.