Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Self-Directed Care


Self-direction means the person who is receiving the services makes choices about his or her own care.

MCFI believes everyone should have the ability to make personal choices and have control over the types of services they receive.

Person-centered planning is an important element of self-directed care.Self-Directed Care at MCFI

Self-directed care simply means that clients, or their representatives or guardians, have the authority to make decisions about the types of services they receive.

They also have decision-making authority on how those services are delivered - and who will deliver the services. Clients can hire, train and supervise those who care for them, and they have the ability to determine how funds they receive for supportive services are spent.

Self-direction promotes personal choice and control and it is a model of care that MCFI embraces.

In all of our programs, from LIFE Services to Employment Services and Nexday (our brain injury recovery program), clients of MCFI and its affiliates guide the decisions that will lead them to greater independence.


MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing is
Accredited by the Joint Commission. MCFI core programs are accredited by CARF


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