(NDACP’s recommended resources for Qualified Service Providers for ND Medicaid)
Introduction: Qualified Service Providers (QSPs) are friends, neighbors and family members who are committed to providing care for people who want to continue to live in their own homes and communities. QSPs do not need to have a special certificate or license, but they do need to prove they have the skills to provide care. Source: NDDHS’ QSP Fact Sheet. See their video, A Realistic Job Preview, with on the job information about being a QSP (18 min.).
Please Note: This is an NDACP document and not officially endorsed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services or Medicaid. NDACP appreciates receipt of a grant to work on Workforce Development, but frequently updates this site without consulting NDDHS.
RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS/PEOPLE SERVED BY QSPs:
The purpose of the Lifespan Emergency Respite Care Grant Service is to offer the funding and resources to support caregivers of children with special needs or of adults who have an urgent need for respite care in the absence of any other funding sources. For example: caregiver illness/hospitalization, illness of a loved one, funerals, substance use disorder, caregiver/care recipient conflict, or abuse/neglect prevention.
NDDHS – Featured Resources:
- The Aging and Disability Resource-LINK (ADRL) connects people to services to help them maintain or improve their quality of life. Explore this site or contact the free and confidential ADRL to guide you to services and supports available in your community.
- In-Home Care Provider List (Qualified Service Provider-QSP) – Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care
Equipment & Services for your client:
- NDAD — the North Dakota Association for the Disabled — Financial Assistance, Equipment for Loan, Information, Referrals and Advocacy
- North Dakota Assistive — Technology to bridge the gap between ability and disability
- Bridging the Dental Gap — A dental office in Bismarck and a care-mobile to provide dental care to communities around the state
Family Caregiving 101
If you’re caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled, this site was created for you. It’s a great place to find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice — for you and your loved one.
AARP has a lot of terrific information for family caregivers
- What’s the difference between types of in-home care workers?
- Prepare to Care Guide
- Local Resources and Solutions
- Caregiver Life Balance