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2017 DSP Appreciation

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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

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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

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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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Long-Term Services & Supports: A Gathering of Tribal Leaders

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) work collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native leaders to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS) for elders and people with disabilities. With feedback from tribal leaders, programs and services are better designed to meet the needs of local populations, while...

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Our look has changed. What we believe in remains.

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For twenty-six years, Consumer Direct has supported people in directing their own care to maintain independence at home and in the community. We have worked to expand choice and control for people with disabilities, the elderly, and their families. Today we’re happy to introduce our new brand identity. Our...

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No Seniors Go Hungry

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The Kenai Senior Center had their annual Meals on Wheels fundraising auction, NO SENIORS GO HUNGRY, on Friday, April 1. The funds raised are used to provide meals for seniors who do not qualify for Medicaid Waiver or cannot afford to purchase their meals otherwise. The Kenai Regional office...

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Meet Jack

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One of our Program Coordinators, Tiffney, travels Alaska to visit with our consumers and caregivers. As you can imagine, she hears many great stories. She had the pleasure of talking with Jack, Raymond, and Patrick in Togiak, Alaska. Togiak is on the southwestern coast of Alaska bordering the Bering...

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Special Award

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The Kenai Office for Consumer Direct Alaska presented a special award at our annual Christmas luncheon. We recognized, Tami Ward, for saving the life of a consumer earlier this year. The consumer had taken an overdose of her medication and was non-responsive when Tami arrived at her home. With...

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