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With your help, your loved ones are able to stay at home due to your generous care. You may not expect to be paid, but now you can…with a program that recognizes the value of what you do.
AFL pays for “personal care and supportive services that are furnished CHCPE and PCA participants who reside in a private home by a principal caregiver who lives in the home,” according to the Department of Social Services (DSS).
A common scenario is a family caregiver caring for a loved one, but the program is not exclusively for people who are related to each other. Spouses cannot be caregivers under this program.
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There are four levels of service, depending on the care recipients’ need:
The primary caregiver is responsible for ensuring that the health and safety needs of the individual are met 24/7.
A back up caregiver can be designated. It could be another family member or a friend. Once an individual is placed in a home, the ramp up for the program proceeds as follows:
Benefits of the AFL program should be thought of on two levels: the benefits to the individual in need of care and the benefits received by their care provider.
Care recipients receive personal care, supervision, assistance with the activities of daily living such as eating, bathing, dressing and mobility. In addition, they receive assistance with the instrumental activities of daily living, such as transportation, shopping, and meal preparation. Elders also benefit by living in a family home with care being provided by someone with whom they are comfortable and familiar.
Care providers receive compensation for their caregiving efforts. In the case of family members, caregivers are paid for work that they would have likely provided for free. AFL offers four levels of compensation depending on the care needs of the individual. However, caregivers do not receive the full amounts listed below. They should expect between 60% of these amounts. The following levels are current as of January, 2017:
Level 1: $43.01 / day for individuals who require daily supervision and assistance with one “Activity of Daily Living”.
Level 2: $64.03 / day for individuals that require daily hands-on assistance with 2 or more “Activities of Daily Living.”
Level 3: $78.05 / day for individuals who require hands-on assistance with 3 or more “Activities of Daily Living,” or 2 “Activities of Daily Living” and have cognitive or behavioral issues.
Level 4: $108.13 / day for individuals who required hands-on assistance with 4 or more “Activities of Daily Living,” or 3 “Activities of Daily Living” and have cognitive or behavioral issues.
Please contact Ione at 203-433-4325 or via email for more information on this program.
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of seniors who wish to retain their independence in the comfort of their home. We strive to bring peace of mind to our seniors, as well as their families. We are committed to providing affordable, trustworthy, and personalized care.