Family. Independence. Support.
When an elder or individual with disabilities needs ongoing care and support, family and professionals want to know the best options for independence and health. One of them is Structured Family Caregiving—a quality alternative to full-time models of care that depend on facilities or in-home workers such as home health aides or personal care attendants. Structured Family Caregiving offers benefits to both the person in need of support and the caregiver, often a family member, who provides it. And while some states refer to Structured Family Caregiving by other names (Adult Foster Care/RIte @ Home/Adult Family Living), the model of care is the same.
Structured Family Caregiving enables caregivers to make the full-time commitment of caring for elders and persons with disabilities. A qualified caregiver is eligible for financial assistance and will be supported by a care team, including a registered nurse, every step of the way. Caregivers enter daily notes in our easy-to-use Caregiver Homes Care Management System, which will help them and their team ensure high-quality care.
Caregivers often wonder if they are capable of offering this type of care at home, or making this kind of commitment. We believe they are, with the right support. As a caregiver, having a strong, loving relationship with a person you care for offers irreplaceable emotional benefits, and proven health benefits as well. In fact, we hear from our caregivers all the time about how being a live-in caregiver and supporting a family member at home has benefited the entire family.
Structured Family Caregiving does not require caregivers to be related. Caregivers do need to be willing to live with a consumer, provide support as needed, and care like family.
To get more information about how we support elders and persons with disabilities, please read Caregiving Stories, view our blog, and see the states we serve today.