How do I hire support for myself or my loved one? 

With self-direction, you have the right to live the life you choose. Everyone’s situation is different. For some, self-direction means receiving full-time support from someone they trust–right in their home and community. For others, it might mean hiring a friend to drive them to get groceries or community events a few times a week.  

You choose what type of support you want and need. Because you deserve to live the life you choose. GT is here to make that easier. 

How GT Independence Can Help You

GT Independence is a financial management service (FMS). This means that you decide who provides the support—and we handle the details. For example, you hire caregivers you know and trust. We support you by taking care of all the necessary paperwork, like timesheets, paychecks, and payroll. 

At GT, we believe everyone should be able to decide who supports you and your loved ones. GT is here to help you learn about how to control your own support in Delaware. So you have the information to decide what is best for you.

What is self-direction? 

Learn more about how self-direction works across the country. 

Why Choose GT?

  • We’ve Been In Your Shoes

    People with disabilities own and lead GT, and we have focused on self-direction since our start in 2004. We understand that directing services for you or your loved one can feel complicated. But we are here to walk you through the process—and continue to support you if you need us.

  • Self-Direction Is All We Do

    GT is a financial management service (FMS) that focuses on one thing: self-direction. Our people are experts and understand how programs work in Delaware and in states across the country. We serve thousands of participants nationwide, helping each person live the life of their choosing.

  • Customer Service That Cares About You

    Our Delaware support team is here to help you live life on your terms. Your team is trained on the ins and outs of Delaware’s programs and waivers. This ensures you always have access to the information you need to make important decisions. We can also support more than 200 languages on request. 

    At GT, we’re ready to assist people receiving services, caregivers, case managers, and all health plan staff. 

  • Tools and Resources Designed for the Details

    With the GT Portal, you can easily keep track of your services and check on payments to your caregivers. If you need to hire a caregiver, you can use Find a Caregiver on the portal to look up potential people near you. 
    And the Caregiver app by GT lets caregivers log their hours on or offline. We take care of the details, so you can focus on living your life. 

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Find a Caregiver

Looking for a potential employee near you? Your GT Portal account has a caregiver database with over 30,000 potential employees. Sign into your GT Portal account and select the Find a Caregiver tab to search for potential employees near you.  

Don’t have an account? Contact us

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Get Added to the Caregiver Database 

Want to support people in their own homes (and get paid)? We can add you to Find a Caregiver, our online database. Potential employers near you can find you in the database send you job offers. Contact us, and we’ll help you get started.*

*Entry into Find a Caregiver requires a background check

Available Program 

Diamond State Health Plan-Plus 

Get the support you need right in your home and community. With this program, you can hire your own caregivers, such as people you love and trust. Your caregivers can help you with tasks, such as transportation, self-care, and more. 

Three Steps to Get Started

  1. Work with your case manager (from AmeriHealth or Highmark) to select self-directed services.

  2. Select GT Independence as your financial management services (FMS) provider.

  3. Begin self-directing your services.

Would you like someone to walk you through the process?

Looking for a form?

To view forms, log into your portal account and visit the resources tab.

Don’t have access to a portal account? Get in Touch

Your GT Contact in Delaware

Sharlene Adams

Director of Relationships

Phone: 1.207.480.9271
Office: 1.877.659.4500