Thank-you to everyone who came out to the Sprout Film Festival at Great Pacific yesterday in Pendleton. We had a great time and it was awesome to see so many familiar faces! It's wonderful to be able to showcase individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities acting with a broader audience and to see the impact these films have on people! ... See MoreSee Less
Visit the Oregon Home Care Commission website, oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/HCC/Pages/index.aspx, to register for the PSW orientation. This orientation is for new PSWs or existing PSWs that need a refresher to provide information about duties of a PSW, billing, credentials and working with employers and individuals.
Follow these steps if you need to resolve paperwork issues with the Personal Support Worker payroll vendor, PPL.
1. Contact PPL’s customer service department: o 1-888-419-7705 o Spanish: 1-888-419-7720 o Russian: 1-888-419-7724 o email: PPLORFMAS-CS@pcgus.com
When you call, be sure to note the date and time of the call and the name of the person you spoke with and the phone number you called from.
2. If you are not getting the support you need from PPL, file a formal complaint via email or phone. By email: Send email PPLORFMAS-CS@pcgus.com In the subject line type “Formal Complaint” In the body, explain your complaint PPL may follow up and request you to fill out another document By phone: 888-419-7705 Spanish 888-419-7720 Russian 888-419-7724 When you call, state that you want to file a formal complaint
3. Contact the Community Developmental Disability Program or Brokerage staff to get help with payroll timesheet errors or service level agreements. ... See MoreSee Less
Our community, which is sometimes our town, or county, and sometimes our entire nation and beyond is what holds us up! We all need support. ... See MoreSee Less
"On the evening of July 8th, 2017, a devastating forest fire swept across the hills to the east of Oroville and destroyed Pastors Steve and Vicki Orsillo's beloved family home. The Orsillos, along with their adult son, Mark, who has Down Syndrome, were only able to grab a few clothes and precious photos and their dog, Mac, before being forced to leave their beautiful property as the flames moved up the ridge behind them. They later learned that the fire overtook their house soon after. Their home, plus Mark's little basement apartment, was completely incinerated. Mark was distraught over the loss, especially of his treasured DVD collection. To console him, Mark's sister Danielle decided to try to bless him with a few new DVDs and posted on social media to see if anyone else wanted to donate. They did! Hundreds of movies poured in as the story swept around the country. This is Mark as he sees the movies for first time after losing them all to the fire."
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Credit: Mark on Life
When you hear politicians talk about healthcare reform, it’s not only about medical care with your doctor or at a hospital. Brokerage services are Medicaid services. Most county/CDDP services are Medicaid services. The K Plan is a Medicaid service.
For the past four-plus years, the vast majority of services for thousands of children and adults with disabilities in Oregon has been funded through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – a Medicaid program. And the Senate proposal (now called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017) led by Mitch McConnell directly targets the reduction of home and community based services for people with disabilities (including brokerage services.)
This message is a simple ask: please contact your legislators and tell them your story before Thursday, June 29th. The vote is scheduled for this week.
The great folks at the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition have created easy-to-use advocacy instructions to help you get started. This is a key moment in the history of services for people with disabilities. Please take a moment to share your story and let your voice be heard.
Go to www.independencenw.org/advocate now.