YOU Are the Center of Self-Directed Supports
As a My Choice Family Care member, you will have a team dedicated your well-being, and YOU are the center of that team. Some members rely fully on this team to coordinate their care while others choose to direct some or all services themselves. Self-Directed Supports (SDS) is our invitation to you to be as involved as you would like in choosing, creating, and developing a plan for the goods, supports, and services you need.
You Have a Voice with My Choice
Through our “Imagine Better Services” initiative, SDS encourages you to be creative, and enables you to personalize who, what, and how you obtain support, in a way that works for you. This means you can request help from your care team as well as our member support network and from service providers without having to create or hire them directly. Within your approved SDS budget, you are free to substitute or suggest services that can make your life easier and more enjoyable. For instance, hire a family member or friend for convenient, at-home help, and rides to appointments or activities rather than using a transportation service.
We Are Better When You Are Involved
My Choice is unique in our approach to the self-direct option—we are determined to offer you real choices and opportunities to get out in your community. Join Make My Choice Better to meet other members in your area. Get to know one another, and give us feedback on how we can support you better. We believe that the more connections you have with one another, the better we can help you thrive in your community.
You, Support, Plus More!
Our SDS program helps you stay in control of your life, but you are never alone. Your team is always available to discuss options and help you make important decisions. They will work with you to develop a budget and review it regularly to make sure it meets your needs. Your care manager is always available, along with a member liaison and more, to help you every step of the way.