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Raynham MA Area Elder Law Attorney: In-Home Care Programs Part 3 of 6
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.
What is the Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?
Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver. The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.
The live-in caregiver receives a non-taxable stipend of up to $18,000 per year. The amount of the stipend depends on the number of activities of daily living with which the elder requires assistance, i.e., bathing, dressing, eating, etc.
An elder’s spouse, parent and legally responsible relatives are ineligible to be paid as a live-in caregiver. However, what is also unique about the Adult Foster Care program is that the elder’s child can be a paid caregiver.
The Adult Foster Care agency provides periodic visits by social workers and registered nurses to supervise and evaluate and provide support and training to the live-in caregiver. The live-in ... more
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