This report summarizes findings from surveys of two groups of Michigan direct care workers: those serving people enrolled in the state’s MI Choice self-determination program, and those serving self-directing individuals in the state’s Medicaid Community Mental Health (CMH) waiver programs.
Collection of workforce data is imperative in setting priorities, developing policy, and determining outcomes.
Workers in self-directing programs are largely satisfied with their job.
Assumptions about self-directed workers are not supported (e.g. percentage family members and live with consumer).