Why should you choose to work with Voices for Independence (VFI) for Personal Attendant Services?
First and foremost, VFI is a consumer controlled organization. Many of the staff who work at VFI also use attendant services. We understand, firsthand, that your goals and dreams can be affected by attendant services. VFI will also work with you to help you have as much control over your attendant care as you wish, within the limitations of the department of public welfare. Finally, VFI has experience. We have been working with consumers who use personal care attendants for over 15 years. We currently serve consumers in six counties: Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Venango, and Warren.
Waiver and Program Types
VFI no longer offers Consumer Model Personal Attendant Care due to policy changes made by the Department of Public Welfare.
VFI is the employer of the attendants that work with you. You’re your support, the agency model attendant supervisors will interview and hire attendants. The attendants will be given general direction regarding your schedule and needs but will still need and take direction from you regarding how you would like tasks performed. If you are not satisfied with an attendant you can notify the supervisor and steps will be taken to correct any problems. If it is not possible to correct the problems the supervisors will work with you to find another attendant.
This model combines consumer and agency model. An example of how this model might be used is you employing your attendants Monday through Friday and VFI employing attendants for you on Saturday and Sunday.