Structured Family Caregiving
Under the Structured Family Caregiving program, you can become a paid caregiver for a family member who needs home health care services!
The Structured Family Caregiving program with Faith Medical Services can help you gain financial and support services if you are caring for a family member who is a senior or a disabled person in Georgia.
The SFC program has some eligibility requirements which you must meet in order to receive financial compensation for the care you deliver to your relative. The requirements include:
- You live with the ill or older adult as their primary caregiver
- You and the person you care for are related biologically (such as daughter, grandson, etc.), or you are related through marriage (such as daughter-in-law, son-in-law, etc.)
- The person you care for is Georgia Medicaid-eligible and is a participant of the CCSP or SOURCE waiver programs.
Please keep in mind that if you are the spouse of the person you take care of or their legal guardians, you are not eligible to receive financial compensation for your help.
Requirements you must respect to be a family caregiver
In order to become your relative’s caregiver and receive payment under the SFC program, you must:
- Dedicate entirely to looking after your family member at home
- Not have employment outside of the home
- Not run a business from home
There are also some eligibility requirements that your ill or elder family member must meet in order to qualify to receive care, including:
- Need support with daily living activities, including eating, bathing, dressing, etc.
- Be Medicaid-eligible in the State of Georgia
- Be part of a waiver program, be it CCSP or SOURCE programs
- Live with the person that delivers daily care
What being a family caregiver means?
Being a family caregiver means providing assistance to your family member with daily activities to help them have a life close to normal despite their medical condition. Therefore, as a family caregiver, you must be able to help with the following activities and more:
- Meal preparation
- Getting in and out of bed or wheelchair
- Help with transportation to and from medical appointments
Benefits of Structured Family Caregiving
- The person who is taken care of lives at home, in a familiar and compassionate environment
- The family caregiver receives financial compensation for providing care
- The person who is taken care of continues to be part of their family and community
- The care recipient benefits from being looked after by a family member whom they have a relationship with
On-boarding with Faith Medical Services
Once you get approved as a family caregiver under the SFC program, you become an employee of our company as the primary caregiver of your family member. As our employee, you will get weekly payments for your caring services direct-deposited into your account.
If you need help with becoming a family caregiver for your elder or ill family member, please don’t hesitate to call (770) 907-7226 for more information. One of our SFC advisors will provide you with all the information and guidance you need.