Consumer Direct Care Network Washington, part of the Consumer Direct Care Network, is committed to providing care and support for people in their homes and communities. We are proud to bring our services to Washington and serve as the Consumer Directed Employer (CDE) for the state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Consumer Direct Care Network Washington (CDWA) will serve as the CDE for Individual Providers (IP) of in-home personal care and respite services. Working closely with DSHS, the Aging and Long Term Support Administration, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Area Agencies on Aging, we anticipate beginning services in late 2020.
As the CDE, we will handle credentialing, training compliance, payroll, and other employer responsibilities. Clients will continue to select, schedule, supervise, and dismiss their IPs.
Consumer Direct Care Network has a long history of serving individuals, families, and their caregivers across the United States. We currently support more than 28,000 clients and 44,000 direct care workers nationwide. We will hire local support staff across Washington to ensure that clients and IPs receive excellent customer service. CDWA is part of the Home Care Workers Purpose Trust. The trust promotes good working conditions, economic security for workers, and worker voice and influence in the home care industry. CDWA will strive to make Washington’s CDE program a national leader in offering quality jobs and providing quality care.
For more information about the CDE program, and to register for monthly webinar updates, please visit: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/stakeholders/consumer-directed-employer