Cash & Counseling

The Foundation's Cash & Counseling program was designed to provide an expansion of a proven model of consumer-directed supportive services to more states, allowing thousands more older adults and people with disabilities to have choice and control over the care they receive.Independent Choices: Enhancing Consumer Direction for People with Disabilities is designed to test an innovative approach to providing long-term care services: offering clients the choice of cash allowances for personal assistance services instead of case-managed service benefits. The Cash and Counseling program and evaluation, one of the interventions in this multi-component strategy, will support the implementation and evaluation of state programs that use this approach. This project will develop cash and counseling projects in approximately five locations across New York state. The target population will be persons who are physically disabled or the frail elderly, who are eligible for Medicaid-funded personal care, home health care, and private duty nursing. Consumers will play a key role through a state-level consumer technical assistance group.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $498,738.00

Awarded on: 9/20/1996

Time frame: 10/1/1996 - 10/31/1999

Grant Number: 30279


Health Research Incorporated

Riverview Center
150 Broadway, Suite 560
Menands, 12204-2726


Laura E. Leeds
Project Director