Calls for Increased Pay for Direct Support Professionals
with Brett Wells, Director of Development, Indian Creek Foundation
In Pennsylvania, the salaries of Direct Support Professionals are largely determined by the state, but organizations that serve those with intellectual and developmental disabilities say the rates are not reflective of economic realities and are causing staffing shortages. Brett Wells, Director of Development for Indian Creek Foundation, discusses the issue and how his organization and others are calling for increased state funding and changes to the way Medicaid funding increases are structured. Recorded April 5, 2023.