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

With Maine’s self-directed services, 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 someone they choose. 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. For others, it’s supporting parents so that they can care for children with disabilities. No matter your situation, self-direction helps you hire the long-term support services that are right for you.

People choose self-directed services for 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 the ability to fire if things aren’t working out. We take care of the paperwork and are here to answer questions you may have.

GT Independence works with these programs in Maine:

  • Consumer Directed Attendant Services
  • Home and Community Benefits for the Elderly and for Adults with Disabilities
  • Private Duty Nursing and Personal Care Services
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Adults with Brain Injury
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Adults with Other Related Conditions

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 support you want; we handle the details. For example, you hire providers you know and trust. We support you by taking care of all the necessary paperwork, such as timesheets, paychecks, payroll taxes, and help with liability and worker’s comp insurance.

At GT, we believe everyone should be able to decide where to live and who provides their care. Each person has a unique situation and personalized needs. GT is here to help you learn about how self-direction works in Maine, 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 a financial intermediary that focuses all our attention on one thing: self-direction. Our people understand how programs work in Maine and in states all across the country. We serve thousands of members 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. Our local Maine team is trained on the ins and outs of your state’s many programs. This ensures you always have access to the information you need to make informed decisions. Plus, we can support more than 200 languages on request.

    At GT, we’re ready to assist members and caregivers. We’re also here for care coordinators, independent facilitators, and other people involved in care and support. Our goal is to find solutions that fit the member’s life, and we know that doing so well is a team effort.

  • Tools and Resources Designed for the Details

    GT has designed many tools to help manage the details of self-directed services. A secure online portal helps members and their families keep track of services and spending. And the Caregiver app by GT lets caregivers 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.

“The paperwork you [GT] sent over was perfect. All I had to do was read it and sign it. The process, I always say, went as smooth as an ice cream sundae.”

Maine Member

Find a Program

Consumer Directed Attendant Services

This program helps people with disabilities live in their own homes and communities. This means that you can choose to self-direct your support services and live independently.

Home and Community Benefits for the Elderly and for Adults with Disabilities

With Home and Community Benefits, you can receive in-home care and other services packaged together. By having all your supports and services delivered to you, you can stay in your home or community setting.

Private Duty Nursing and Personal Care Services

If you need nursing and personal care services for yourself or a child, this program may be for you. This service allows you to get help with specific nursing needs, which may be short-term in nature.

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for Adults with Brain Injury

This program was created to help adults with brain injuries get support services you need—all provided in your own home and community.

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for Adults with Other Related Conditions

This program helps adults who live with severe, chronic disabilities live an independent life in your home or community.

Three Steps to Get Started

  1. To learn if you’re qualified for a program, get an assessment.

  2. Work with your care coordinator to select self-directed services.

  3. Choose GT Independence as your fiscal intermediary (FI) provider and begin self-directing your services and supports.

Would you like someone to walk you through the process?

Looking for more resources?

We’ve made it easy to find what’s relevant to your state.

Learn More About Self-Directed Services in Maine

Looking for a form?

To view forms, talk to your case manager or visit your GT Portal account.

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

Want to submit a referral?

If you’re ready to self-direct your services or know someone who is, it’s easy to get started. Just fill out our simple referral form.

Your GT Support Team in Maine

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Customer Service

Phone: 877.659.4500
Email: customerservice@gtsd.org