The Caregivers' Bulletin Board 

News, Opportunities, and Information for Care Providers

Attention all Independent Providers!

You may all have heard that in the next few months BIG changes are coming in the way we are employed, paid, and our hours tracked.   It’s been such a hard year in many ways, and the confusions with the new Time4Care log-in system, and the glitches with the SEIU Training pages have made it even worse.

 

Get ready for more big changes!

 

The state is contracting all our employment and management to a new single source:  confusingly named Consumer Direct Care Network (CDWA), which will be the the Consumer Directed Employer (CDE) for our area.- what  horrible and confusing names, but we have to get used to them.  In our area, this change will probably begin in late 2021.  

 

 BUT THERE IS A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT HOW THESE CHANGES ARE GOING TO COME ABOUT, AND WHAT WE HAVE TO KNOW.

 

We really encourage all IPs to begin to understand this process that is coming to all of us.   Do try to attend some of these Webinars explaining the new process listed in this email from DSHS:

Free Webinars from DSHS beginning June 16th to June 29th:  

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADSHSALTSA/bulletins/2e2ef28

Att:  All Vashon Caregivers
The Care Closet has free PPE kits for all of you!

We want to support all the caregivers who are working so hard during this difficult time.  Each kit has: gloves. hand sanitizer, wipes, a face shield and more...
Call 206-473-8715 and we will put them out at the Lutheran Church for you to pick up. 

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