How DCCI Operates
Currently, the District of Columbia Caregiver's Institute is fully funding
by the DC Office on Aging. Staff of the DC Office on Aging provide
oversight and guidance for the project.
Once eligible to join the District of Columbia Caregivers' Institute, clients
are placed on a waiting list. Participants are added to the program based
on availability of funding. When slots become available, participants are
invited to attend a mandatory program orientation meeting held at the DC
Office on Aging. At these meetings, staff reviews the program requirements, the
services available, and how the Caregiver Flex Account works. At the conclusion
of the meeting, participants schedule their in-home assessment with the social
worker. A Caregiver Support Plan is completed during the in-home assessment
outlining recommendations for how caregivers can decrease their caregiving
burden. Participants can take advantage of the District of Columbia Caregivers'
Institute services as needed.