Home and Community Services
More Information for Providers

Do you want to be a DHHS-approved service provider?

DHHS-approved service providers play an important role in their community. They enable Nebraskans who are aged or disabled to have choices in how to live and where to live.

Service providers help…

  • Individuals to live independently in a home or community setting
  • Spouses to care for their loved ones at home
  • Families to raise their children with disabilities at home.

DHHS programs pay a variety of both individuals and agencies to provide services.  At the same time, service providers earn a reasonable rate for their services.

  • Individual DHHS-approved service providers are not employees of DHHS or the State of Nebraska.   Rather, they are independent contractors who work for the individual with disabilities.
  • DHHS pays the service provider on behalf of the individual (with the exception of Adult Family Homes.  In that case, the client pays the Adult Family Home Sponsor.)

To be approved, individual providers must meet standards and pass background checks, including:

  • Criminal history
  • Adult Protective Services registry
  • Child central registry
  • Sex offender registry
  • Nurse aide registry

Agencies must assure their employees meet standards.

*Note: Clients are not required to use approved providers for the Lifespan Respite Subsity Program and the Disabled Persons and Family Support Program.

If you are interested in becoming a DHHS-approved service provider, click on one of the links below to contact a “Resource Developer” who can tell you more about becoming a:

PDF Service Provider to adults age 65 and above

PDF Service Provider to adults age 18-64 with disabilities

  - Service Provider to children with disabilities

  - Adult Family Home Sponsor

Get information about a particular service from a handbook by going to a "Resource Developer" at any of the state's DHHS offices, Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, or the League of Human Dignity.


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