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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week


During Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 8-14, 2019), we salute the more than 4.4 million Direct Support Professionals (DSP) who provide services for individuals with disabilities and older adults. This is often challenging work that is not glamorous, well recognized, or highly paid. Nevertheless, it is work that...

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Nominate Your Caregiver

Announcement| DSP Appreciation

Is your caregiver the Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year? We want to know about it! Consumer Direct Care Network understands how important DSPs are to helping people maximize their independence in their homes and community. Across the nation, dedicated DSPs provide essential caregiving and give individuals the...

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Free Hospice Volunteer Training Coming This February

Events| Hospice

Consumer Direct Care Network is excited to announce that we will be providing free hospice volunteer training. Here’s a great opportunity to learn about hospice care and the ways volunteers support patients and their families. Group trainings are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm from February 5 – 28, 2019. Individual sessions are also available. Place: Consumer...

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The Question is “Why”?


Family and Friends often struggle with the question of why a person would choose to end their own life. In many cases, the question is complicated and remains open-ended. Every year more than 250 Montanans die by suicide. According to the Missoula City-County Health Department, Montana has the highest...

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Bikes for Kids


The heart of Missoula can be felt every day through the gracious acts of our neighbors. One example of this is the anonymous community member who donates bikes to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Department. In return, the Sheriff’s Department gives the bikes to kids in need who are excited to receive a...

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New Provider Directory


Consumer Direct Care Network is excited to launch the NEW Provider Directory for Montana. This directory works to connect participants (service recipients) with available, local caregivers who can support them to stay independent and healthy in their home and community. To access the directory, click: Whether you’re a...

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Disability vote & what it means


“Vote as if your life depends on it… because it does.” – Justin Dart. This quote not only emphasizes our responsibility to exercise our civil right to vote, it also communicates that securing our rights and freedoms is a continued effort. Preserving the dignity of all people and defining...

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Four star rating of quality patient care

Announcement| Hospice

Let our clinical team be an extension of your care from the hospital to home! If you, your family, and/or friends need medical oversight or therapy in the home due to a health condition, recent hospitalization, or are discharging home from a nursing home or hospital, call Consumer Direct...

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Hospice: Approaching the end of life with grace

Events| Hospice

You are invited to an informational presentation on hospice and how it works. We are committed to promoting a better understanding of hospice care, as it allows people near the end of life to live more fully and comfortably. Surrounded by family, culture, and tradition, you and/or your loved...

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DSP 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,...