Daily Archives: September 9, 2013
HireMyCare.org wants to recognize the skilled Direct Support Professionals who work in direct care. We believe they should be valued, supported for the difference they make in so many lives and recognized for a job well done.
“On behalf of everyone at HireMyCare.org, I would like to thank all of our Caregivers for their hard work and commitment to the the work of caregiving and direct support,” said Lindsey Beagley, director of Business Development at HireMyCare.org. “DSPs are the backbone of our site and make it possible for HireMyCare.org to help people find quality, life-enhancing care to individuals throughout the country.”
Beginning September 9, National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week provides an opportunity to honor and thank DSPs who play a crucial role in enhancing and supporting the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injuries, physical disabilities, temporary illness/injury recovery, veterans disabilities, and aging care needs. According to the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), there are approximately 1.4 million individuals who require professional support in order to live and work on their own and only 875,000 direct support workers. DSP Recognition Week allows all of us at HireMyCare.org an opportunity to join the nation in raising awareness on the need to create a sustainable direct support workforce as well as honor and recognize them for the tremendous difference they make in the lives of the people they work with.
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