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Can You Qualify to Have Your Friends and Family Get Paid As Your Caregiver?

Updated: Apr 25

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According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 65 million Americans have provided care to a friend or family member in the last 12 months.

If you're considering whether or not to have your friends or family members get paid to be your caregiver, there are a few things you'll need to consider. We will go over what you need to know about hiring a paid caregiver:

What are the benefits of having a paid caregiver?

There are a few benefits that come with having a paid caregiver, such as:

  • You'll have someone who is dedicated to providing care for you or your loved one. This can give you peace of mind knowing there will always be someone there to help.

  • You can tailor the care plan to fit your specific needs. With a paid caregiver, you can decide how often they come, what tasks they do, and more if it is within your state's approved care plan.

  • Most importantly, you have the peace of mind of knowing you're getting care from someone you know and love!

How do I know if I qualify for this program?

In order for your friend or family member to get paid as your caregiver, you must first qualify for Medicaid coverage. The qualifications vary from state to state, but generally, there may be age requirements, you must be disabled, or meet certain income and asset requirements. See more HERE

What are the requirements for being a paid caregiver?*

  • You must be 18 years of age or older

  • You may need to complete training or onboarding training depending on the state.

  • You cannot be a spouse of the person you are caring for

  • The consumer (person receiving care) must be 18+

*Please speak to a BURD Home Health representative for all requirements/qualifications

How do I get started?

Contact BURD Home Health! Call us Today at 1-833-HIRE-FAM and our dedicated Relationship Managers can walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have along the way and take you through the steps of getting set up with a caregiver.

Hiring a paid caregiver doesn't have to be complicated – That's what we are here for, to help individuals get the care they need by someone they trust! Call us Today at 1-833-HIRE-FAM

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