Self-directed care means you decide who supports your long-term care and how those services are delivered.
Self-direction has many different names, but they all mean the same thing: you choose who provides your long-term care and how you’d like to receive it. GT Independence is here to help you live the life you choose. We’ll help you get set up to hire in-home or community-based caregivers and then take care of the taxes and paperwork for you.
Hire the people you like and trust the most. In some states, those people can even be your friends or family.
Get your long-term care for the same or lower cost as compared to other choices you may have.
Decide how you want to receive your long-term care, so that you get the support that is most important to you.
Stay in your comfortable and familiar surroundings. And keep enjoying the friendships and activities that bring you joy.
“With the help from GT, I have been able to receive the help I need. For that I’m truly grateful. I know I’ve got a journey ahead, and I’m fighting on…. Thanks, GT.”Jason
“You can really tailor [self-directed programs] to whatever your loved one needs. So, this kind of a program is really the best kind of program, and in my world, the only kind of program. As long as I’m breathing. This is the program.”Sue
Self-direction programs are different in each state, so it is important to know how long-term services and supports are offered where you live. Choose your home state to learn more about the Medicare or Medicaid options in your area.
Caregiver by GT Independence lets your caregivers start and end work from anywhere you choose. GT’s free app helps caregivers easily track their hours, receive your approval for shifts, and submit their timesheets for payment. Right from a phone or tablet.
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While many people with disabilities today have the freedom to live independently with assistance of support services, this was not always the case. In fact, freedom and choice are something people with disabilities have had to fight for.
Holly’s stepping up as the new chief executive officer of GT Independence. She’s taking over for her brother-in-law, John Carmichael.
Almost every one of us will end up with a disability or long-term health needs. Whether it’s from aging, health complications, or something we’re born with, some day at least 70% of us will need assistance to live our lives. And my question is: Once we need assistance, what will our lives look like?