For caregivers already caring for their loved ones at home
Structured Family Caregiving is a program where a primary caregiver moves into the home of the waiver client, or the reverse – the waiver client moves into the primary caregivers’ home. Primary caregivers and the waiver client are allowed to share a common wall if they do not reside together. The primary caregiver receives financial compensation for providing care to the waiver client who would otherwise require nursing home level of care. The waiver client is allowed be under the age of 18. Spouses are allowed to be the primary caregiver of a waiver client. Parents of minors and/or legal guardians are also allowed to partner with us as the primary caregiver.
Primary caregivers are expected to provide most of recipient’s personal care needs. This includes assisting with housekeeping, laundry, shopping, transportation, etc. Assistance also includes activities of daily living, such as – eating, dressing, and mobility. However, the care manager and SFC team will continue to make regular home visits every month or quarter to offer additional support and education.
Care recipients can also continue to receive other services available via the Aged and Disabled Waiver. Most notably they can receive adult day care, prepackaged medications, DME, Respite stay, home delivered meals, Nutritional Supplements, personal emergency response systems, and limited financial assistance for assistive devices and home modifications that increase their home’s safety and accessibility.
Administrative personnel and a registered nurse from the Structured Family Caregiving overseeing agency, creates a service centering each individual applicant’s needs. Applicants are placed into one of three levels, by their care manager, which determines the amount of compensation the primary caregiver receives.
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