WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?
Caregivers are Independent contractors with compassionate to provide care and a secure home environment for individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses who can not stay safely at home alone. Caregivers can be a family member or non family member. The caregiver takes advantage of extra room in their house or apartment to make a difference in the life of someone who needs assistance while earning a tax-free stipend for their efforts. Caregivers also receive Alternate Care Services (Respite) which allows them to have time away for an evening or vacation.
- Be at least 18 years of age with no physical or mental impairments that would interfere with providing Adult Foster Care services.
- Able to provide physician’s clearance to perform the requirements of the caregiver role.
- Be a relative, friend or person in the community who is willing to live with the client and provide the needed care. A caregiver cannot be a client’s spouse or legal guardian.
- Agrees to provide assistance, supervision and hands-on care as needed, according to the client’s individual care plan. A caregiver must ensure the AFC client’s safety and well-being at all times.
- Agree to a criminal background check (CORI).
In addition to:
- Provide a stable home setting (owned or rented) that is clean and in good shape
- provide Daily meals and snacks
- Provide private bedroom with a window and door for each client
- Provide private or shared bathroom