Reflecting on 2023 with Anticipation of 2024

As 2023 draws to a close and we look forward to 2024, naturally we spend time reflecting on the year that has passed and begin to set goals and make resolutions in anticipation of the new year.

For many of us at RCI, 2023 was a year to remember. Oddly, it seemed to cruise by faster than years prior. It was a year of hard work and teamwork rebuilding, reconnecting, making changes and updates for the better, and getting back to some sort of normalcy and stability after the troubled COVID years of uncertainty, struggle, compromise, and just trying to stay afloat.

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Improvements Made

One major accomplishment was being selected as the Agency Provider of the Year by the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities for our outstanding commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Moreover, for the first time since the pandemic, RCI was successful in securing a stable Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce. We overhauled our DSP compensation pay structure in anticipation of the 2024-2025 State of Ohio budget, which will invest a historic $1.3 billion into provider rates so DSPs can be paid more.

We also made investments in our nonmedical transportation, updated several of our facilities, and refreshed our website and social media marketing, all in preparation of increased adult day support participation in the new year.

As 2024 approaches, we couldn’t be more hopeful and excited! We hope to meet more needs, fulfill more hopes, help more people with disabilities, and attract more support staff.

At the day program, in anticipation of the New Year’s holiday, we spent the short week after Christmas and before New Year’s making Resolution Wands, New Year’s Firecrackers, Confetti Poppers, and New Year’s Eve Countdown Balls.

We are incredibly grateful for the successes 2023 brought and are eager for the opportunities 2024 will offer. We are thankful for our awesome DSPs, support teams, nurses, families, participants, and community partners.

May 2024 bring everyone happiness, prosperity, and success in all that you do!