How can I be paid as a family caregiver?
To become a paid caregiver for your family member, Arizona offers two programs:
1. Services for Veterans
2. Services for All Families
Arizona has the Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS), which is a program through AHCCCS, which is the Medicaid Program in Arizona.
This is how ALTCS works:
- First, your family member will need to be enrolled in Arizona Long Term Care Services (ALTCS). Only if accepted for services, you would then request to be the paid family caregiver.
- Once you are the designated family caregiver for the ALTCS program, you would then need to connect with a homecare agency contracted with ALTCS. They will train you and pay you, almost as if you were an employee. There is about a day of training, including CPR/First Aid and the Fundamentals of Caregiving training.
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If the person needing care has an intellectual or developmental disability, we encourage you to contact the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) at 844-770-9500. If your loved one is eligible for DDD, they will help connect you with ALTCS.