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Mission:

To establish an attendant referral and management agency that will

  1. Provide consumers with complete control of their attendants’  employment, training, scheduling, and management
  2. Provide consumers opportunity to partner independence facilitators
  3. Provide attendants with livable wages, healthcare options, paid time off, training opportunities, and support.

1st  Major Goal: 

By January 2024, implement the ABPAS pilot in the San Francisco/Bay Area that demonstrates the desirability, practicality, scalability, and sustainability of the ABPAS attendant referral and management agency. 

Objectives:

  1. Implement a website with resources about finding attendants, finding attendant work, and  all the required applications as they are developed
  2. Develop processes and procedures to:
    1. Record and advertise attendants’ skills, personal care experience, availability (general and emergency), desired wages and benefits
    2. Record and advertise consumer’s attendant needs, required/desired skills, experience, certifications, schedules, wages, and benefits information
    3. Record and advertise independence facilitator’s skills, experience, and availability 
    4. Enable consumers to search for attendants by required skills, schedule availability, prior personal care experience, etc.
    5. Enable attendants to search for consumers by required skills,  needed schedules, wage/benefits information, etc.
    6. Suggest to consumers
      1. Attendants to employ
      2. Independence facilitators to partner with, if desired
      3. Support circle(s) to form or join
    7. Suggest to attendants
      1. Consumers to work with
      2. Support circle(s) to start or join
    8. Enable consumers to be co-employer with ABPAS
  3. Recruit independence facilitators, attendants, and consumers from colleges, universities, medical schools, community groups, religious institutions, and local businesses to participate in the ABPAS Pilot through presentations, personal contacts, social media, etc.
  4. Develop a post-pilot 5-year business plan.
    1. Post-pilot, ABPAS hopes to work with local businesses, colleges, training institutions, community groups, religious institutions, medical facilities, and assisted living centers to:
      1. Connect attendants with jobs to augment their PCA schedule
      2. Provide opportunities for further training and education 
  5. Find an established health plan provider willing to add personal assistant services to their offerings and integrate the APBAS model, staff, and systems into their recruiting, marketing, IT, scheduling, community, and government relations departments.

Next Steps:

  1. Develop the pilot’s project, staffing, contracting, recruiting, and marketing plans
  2. Define website requirements
  3. Define fee schedule
  4. Develop the pilot’s budget
  5. Find a temporary tax-exempt fiscal agency to funnel donations, grants, and contracts to ABPAS until the IRS approves ABPAS’ tax exemption
  6. Secure pilot funding