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Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

DSP Appreciation

During Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week, we salute the 4,500,000+ direct support professionals (DSP) who provide the services needed for individuals with disabilities and older adults to maintain independence at home and in the community. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless,...

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28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Events

Today marks the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is legislation that set out to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy equal access in all areas of public life. This includes equal access to jobs, schools, transportation and all places that are open to...

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Nominate Your Caregiver!

Announcements

The Care Network understands how important Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are to helping people maximize their independence in their home and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the needed support to live the life they want. We invite you to nominate a caregiver...

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Medication Administration Classes Available

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Care Network Alaska is pleased to provide mandatory medication administration classes in Wasilla and Anchorage for Habilitative and Respite caregivers. Caregivers will paid for participating. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Give us a call and we’d be happy to put you on the schedule. Upcoming Schedule Anchorage, AK...

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2018 Care Network Alaska Brochure

Services

We’re excited to share updated program specifics with you!  The program brochure you’ll find here is a quick and easy way to learn more about our services and hear more about our commitments to you.  Click here and take a look: https://consumerdirectak.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CDAK_MINI_BRO_web.pdf Consumer Direct Care Network has been providing...

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2017 DSP Appreciation

Events

I am thankful to live in this great land where we are afforded the right to maintain independence at home and in the community.  I grew up with cerebral palsy and have needed assistance with daily living activities for my whole life.  I’m also thankful to work for a...

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Connecting with Rural Alaska

Outreach

Many Alaskan communities are separated by vast distances or bodies of water. Sometimes it takes a bit of an adventure to connect with these rural communities. The Consumer Direct Care Network office in Kenai was contacted by the Chugachmuit Native Corporation with a request to participate in health fairs...

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2016 W-2 Information

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The IRS requires that all 2016 W-2s be mailed to employees no later than January 31, 2017. Consumer Direct has mailed W-2s through the United States Postal Service. If you have not received your W-2 by February 16, 2017, please contact your program coordinator.  

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Caregiver (DSP) Appreciation

Events

Last month, we ran our Caregiver Appreciation program in coordination with Direct Support Professionals Week, September 11-17. We recognized 3,583 direct support professionals in eight states for their outstanding service to assist people in their homes to maintain independence. The feedback we received before and during the week was...

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