Louisiana offers four resources for families considering in-home care

Families struggle through the stress that may come with taking care of loved ones who suffer from health issues or those who require long-term care due to aging. The first part of the stress is the physical and mental strain on caretakers, and often the larger part is considering asking for assistance.

Asking for assistance can be a struggle. Maybe family members worry about finding the right help. And when they do find devoted caretakers such as those at CARE, Inc., they may think quality help is not affordable. But there are options for helping to fund personal care giving professionals. Following are 4 financial resources for which your family may qualify depending on your eligibility:

  • The NOW Waiver is intended for those who can benefit from in-home care support to assist with activities of daily living.
  • The ROW Waiver provides services in the home and in the community to individuals of all ages to assist with activities of daily living.
  • The Children’s Choice Waiver helps provide funding that pays for caretakers for children with disabilities. This waiver also helps provide family support and training.
  • Community Choices Waivers and LT-PCS Waivers serve seniors and persons with adult-onset disabilities as an alternative to nursing facility care. It helps to fund services for those who meet the nursing facility level of care to remain in their own homes and focuses on fundamental activities of daily living such as food preparation, medication reminders and transportation.

The first steps to your loved one benefitting from one of these programs are easier than you may think. Click on the links associated with each waiver to read more and find out how to get started. For more information, call CARE, Inc. at 1.800.798.6565 or contact us here.