Home and Community Based Services Still Feeling Labor Shortage

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An in-home caregiver helping an elderly woman to use a walker. Photo credit: caregiverstress.com

The bill known as the Direct Care Opportunity Act aims to decrease turnover and attract new workers. Photo credit: caregiverstress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We talk about Independence often.  Living in the community of your choice, and with whom you want is an individual right.  With labor shortages, Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Providers are still having difficulty keeping up with demand. Unfortunately, this is nothing new; we talked about it back in 2019 before COVID.   The Direct Care Opportunity Act hopes to address this issue by investing more than $1 billion over five years for training and increasing opportunities for direct care workers.

North Dakota offers a variety of in-home services including but not limited to:  Adult Day Care, Emergency Response, Family Home Care, Family Personal Care, Homemaker, Non-Medical Transportation, Supported Employment, Home Delivered Meals, and Personal Care Services for persons wishing to remain living independently.

At Freedom Resource Center, our mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities.

For more information about Home and Community Based Services or how to qualify please call us at 1-800-450-0459.

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