Elderly people who find it difficult to get through the day on their own have several options. One of the most innovative and appealing is adult foster programs that can provide home care Massachusetts. This is a fine choice for senior citizens challenged by the tasks of daily living who do not want to live in an assisted living facility or similar type of institution.
What Are Adult Foster Care/Caregiver Homes Programs?
Adult foster care allows seniors with memory disorders, Alzheimer’s, or similar dementias to either move into a caregiver’s home or has the caregiver move into theirs. It is possible for caregivers to have more than one person in their home at a time.
The caregivers are often friends or relatives of the recipient, but they don’t have to be. Professional home care providers can help seniors who may not have family available for daily care.
Who Is Eligible?
To qualify for adult foster care, residents in most states must be elderly or disabled and over the age of 16. They must also require assistance with daily living and have a doctor verify that that is the case. On the other hand, they must not be so disabled as to require the level of care available only in a nursing home.
What Benefits and Services Do These Programs Provide?
People in the program in most states can expect to have companionship, transportation, housecleaning, and 24-hour personal care services. These personal services may include help with personal hygiene, dressing, meals, getting in and out of bed, and sitting up — whatever they may need to function in their daily lives.
What Can a Caregiver Expect as Compensation?
On average, a caregiver can expect to earn $2,000-$4,000 per month depending on the level of care provided. This fee may be paid by Medicaid if the resident qualifies.