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How do I hire long-term services for myself or a loved one?

With self-direction in Kansas, you have the right to live the life you choose—right in your own home and community, no matter your age or ability.

Everyone’s situation is different. For some, self-direction means the ability to receive services and support from a loved one. For others, it’s supporting parents so that they can care for children with disabilities. Or, it may simply be that as you get older you want to continue living where you choose and get care from someone you trust. No matter your situation, self-direction helps you hire the long-term care and support that’s right for you.

People choose to self-direct their care for many reasons. GT Independence is here to support your decision. You make all the important choices—like who to hire, when to schedule support, how to manage your care, and even who to fire if things aren’t working out. We take care of the paperwork and are here to answer questions you may have.

In Kansas, GT Independence works with these programs:

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) company that helps you live a life of your choosing. You decide what kind of service and supports you want; we handle the details. For example, you hire direct service workers (also known as caregivers) you know and trust. We help you by taking care of all the necessary paperwork, such as timesheets, paychecks, taxes, and insurance.

At GT, we believe everyone should be able to decide where to live and who provides their care. Through self-direction, they can. Each person has a unique situation and personalized needs. GT is here to help you learn about how self-direction works in Kansas, so you have the information to decide what is best for you.

Want to Know How to Get Started?

Understand Your Long-Term Care Options

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 self-directing your care can feel complicated, but we are here to walk you through the process—from start to support.

  • Self-Direction Is All We Do

    GT is an FMS company that focuses all our attention on one thing: self-direction. Our people understand how the program works in Kansas and in states all across the country. We serve thousands of program participants nationwide, helping each person live the life of their choosing.

  • Customer Service That Cares About You

    Our customer service team is here to help you live life on your terms. Your local Kansas team the team is trained on the ins and outs of your state’s programs. This ensures you always have access to the information you need to make informed decisions. And, we can support more than 200 languages on request. Plus, our team is trained on the ins and outs of Kansas’ programs. This ensures you always have access to the information you need to make informed decisions. At GT, we’re ready to assist program participants and direct service workers. We’re also here for case managers, agencies, and other people involved in service and supports.

  • Tools and Resources Designed for the Details

    GT has designed many tools to help manage the details of self-direction. A secure online portal helps program participants and their families keep track of services and spending. And the Caregiver app by GT lets direct service workers log their hours and check the approval status of their time entries. We take care of the details, so you can focus on living your life..

“Thanks to self-direction, I can stay in my daughter’s home. My son-in-law provides the care I need, and they both help me stay safe from the coronavirus.”


Find a Program

Frail Elderly HCBS Waiver

The Frail Elderly (FE) waiver helps people who are aging live independently, in their own home and community. For example, you can receive help with personal care, household tasks, and health services.

Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled HCBS Waiver

If you or someone you love has an intellectual or developmental disability, the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) waiver is a great option for getting in-home services and support. 

Physical Disability HCBS Waiver

If you have a physical disability, you can get the support you need with the Physical Disability (PD) waiver–right in your own home. The program serves people with physical disabilities who are between the ages of 16 and 64.

Technology Assisted HCBS Waiver

The Technology Assisted waiver helps people dependent on a medical device get support right in their own home. If you’re chronically ill or medically fragile, this program helps you control your own services and supports.

Traumatic Brain Injury HCBS Waiver

The Technology Assisted HCBS waiver is for people up to 21 The Brain Injury (BI) waiver is an independent living program for people who have had a brain injury. You set goals and get services to re-learn independent living skills. Your progress is checked every six months until services are no longer needed.

Three Steps to Get Started

  1. Contact your local ADRC (Aging Disability Resource Center).

  2. Work with your local ADRC to determine your eligibility and choose the program that meets your needs.

  3. Choose GT Independence as your financial management service (FMS) provider and begin self-directing care.

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Your GT Support Team in Kansas

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Customer Service

Phone: 877.659.4500
Email: customerservice@gtsd.org