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Staff Shortage Increases as Crisis Looms

As a nation, we expect the very best care for our loved ones, however, those who are trusted to give that care are often invisible and underpaid. Not only agencies who serve those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are suffering hardships, but also affected are assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and child care centers who rely on DSPs for qualified care.

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Be Fair to Direct Care

For readers who aren’t familiar with the social media hashtag #bFair2DirectCare, it’s become the voice of a campaign for 130,000 New Yorkers with intellectual/developmental disabilities and nearly 100,000 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who care for them.

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Minimum Wage Hike: Direct Support Professionals are Worth it

  In a previous article we wrote about Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and discussed how they are the lifeline for the clients at Opengate, and other agencies like ours who care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DSPs work

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