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Caregiver Compensation - Alabama

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Alabama offers three ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Alabama Elderly and Disabled Waiver: Designed to allow elderly and/or disabled individuals who would otherwise require care in a nursing facility to remain at home. Services range from adult day care and respite services to meal deliveries. 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be Alabama resident
    • MUST be 65+ or disabled 
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care 
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible 
    • Spouses are not eligible

Contact Number: 1-877-425-2243 (Alabama Area Agency on Aging)

 

2. Alabama Personal Choices Program: Allows care recipients to choose their caregivers and provides a monthly stipend to hire help and pay for other care expenses.

Program Requirements

    • MUST be Alabama resident
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care 
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible 
    • MUST be; receiving personal assistance services under the SAIL Waiver or Elderly and Disabled Waiver
    • Spouses are not eligible

Contact Number: 1-877-425-2243 (Alabama Area Agency on Aging)

 

3. State of Alabama Independent Living Medicaid Waiver (SAIL): Enables disabled adults who would otherwise require care in a nursing facility to remain at home. Services range from helping pay for environmental accessibility adaptations and medical supplies to unskilled respite care. 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be Alabama resident
    • MUST be 18+ and disabled 
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care 
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible 
    • Spouses, Parents and Children are not eligible

Contact Number: 800-441-7607 (toll free) 334-293-7500 (Department of Rehabilitative Services)



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