young caregiver and her senior patient

Who Are Caregivers?

Caregivers are independent contractors who are equipped to provide care, and a secure environment for individuals with varying medical, physical, and or mental challenges.

Caregivers can be a family members or non-family members. In addition, caregivers have the opportunity to take advantage of extra room(s) within their houses or apartments in an effort to make a difference in the lives of persons in need. They are also able to earn competitive tax-free stipends for their efforts. Furthermore, caregivers also receive Alternate Care Services (Respite) which allows them to have time away for an evening or vacation.

Caregivers Must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age with no physical or mental impairments that would interfere with the provision of 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 member/client and provide the needed care. *A Caregiver cannot be a member’s/client’s spouse or legal guardian.
  • Agree to provide assistance, supervision and hands-on care as needed, according to the member’s/client’s personalized care plan. Caregivers must ensure the AFC member’s/client’s safety and well-being at all times.
  • Agree to a sex offender background and criminal background (CORI) checks.

In addition:

  • Provide a stable home setting (owned or rented) that is clean and in good shape.
  • Provide and prepare daily meals and snacks.
  • Provide private bedroom with a window and door for each member/client.