Becoming A Paid Family Caregiver In CT
Did you know you can be compensated for being the primary caregiver to a family member? Are you, or someone you know, already taking care of a loved one who is over the age of 65? Or maybe seeking options for a parent who is currently aging? Do you currently live in the Hartford, New Haven or Bridgeport area? Well, Connecticut offers a program that will pay YOU to take care of an aging loved one.
That’s right. You!
You don’t need to have any medical background or experience in this industry. You aren’t required to get licensed or go to school before becoming a paid family caregiver. So long as the individual you are caring for qualifies under title 19, you are all set. For those qualifications click here.
This program began with the main intent to help seniors age in place. A study done by AARP in 2017 shows that 87% of seniors above the age of 65 want to stay in their own home. This was never possible before. As nursing homes have began to fill since 2013 this idea of aging in place has become a reality.
Over the last two months our company has been sharing information about this program. The reason I am writing this post today is due to the amount of people who are unaware there is financial help available. With that being said, here are some valuable tips on how to get started.
The Adult Family Living Program
What does it take to become a caregiver in Connecticut?
- Caregiver must be at least 18 years of age.
- Caregiver may not be a spouse or legal guardian of the person receiving care.
- Both caregiver and recipient must be living in the same household.
Who qualifies under the Adult Family Living Program in Connecticut?
- Care receiver must be at least 65 years of age.
- Must be a resident of Connecticut.
- Meet the programs financial eligibility criteria.
- Needing assistance with everyday routines such as eating, bathing, toileting or dressing.
The Connecticut Department of Social Services will then determine if the recipients are eligible for the program. There are four different levels to assist with those needing any amount of care. In return, care providers receive compensation for their caregiving efforts. In the case of family members, caregivers are paid for work that they would have likely provided for free.
How Juniper Can Help You
Juniper Homecare is an industry leading provider of all your home health needs. We hold an initial orientation to help both the caretaker and care recipient. Then, our staff will assist with training, 24/7 support, and scheduled nursing visits. Give us a call today. We will help you with any questions you may have.
Helping seniors age at home is an amazing gift that is now possible. You may already be helping with everyday tasks that you are not being compensated for. Don’t wonder if you qualify. Call us at 860-523-1418 to find out!
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