Griffin, Georgia-based private care provider Home Nurse Inc. has released a guide on how primary caregivers can get compensated for providing home care to their elderly or disabled loved ones through the Structured Family Caregiving (SFC) program.
More details are available at https://www.homenurse.net/structured-family-caregiving
The new resource explained that most informal caregivers in Georgia may be eligible for financial support, but don’t know how to claim the benefits.
Recent studies show that 1 in every 5 Americans has provided unpaid care to a family member in the last 12 months. 45% of the caregivers said they had experienced at least one financial strain because of their caregiving role.
Through the Structured Family Caregiving program, eligible family caregivers will receive non-taxable, weekly compensation to help ease some of the financial burdens they may have had to shoulder because of their caregiving.
Besides this, experienced SFC professionals from Home Nurse Inc. will also train the caregiver on home healthcare best practices, providing them with the skills and techniques to better care for their loved ones.
To qualify for these benefits, the caregiver must satisfy the SFC requirements, including living with the care recipient and being at least 18 years of age.
Other criteria mentioned in the guide include being the care recipient’s biological relative, like a son or granddaughter, or related through marriage as a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, among others. The person being cared for must also meet the requirements for Georgia Medicaid and be a participant under the SOURCE or CCSP waiver program.
Most family caregivers often provide various services that improve the recipient’s quality of life. Many of them qualify for the SFC program, including house chores, bathing, meal preparation, dressing, eating, personal hygiene, as well as managing medication and transporting the care recipient to appointments.
People interested in becoming paid caregivers for a family member are encouraged to contact the team at Home Nurse Inc. at +1-770-765-1111 for more details.
A company spokesperson said: “You or a family member may be eligible to become a paid caregiver for a loved one at home through a new Medicaid service for Georgian families.”
For more information, visit https://www.homenurse.net
Release ID: 89041908