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Caregiver Compensation - Alaska

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Alaska offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. The Alaska Medicaid Personal Care Services Program: assists elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living. This consumer-directed program enables care recipients to choose, train, and schedule their care and caregivers. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be Alaska resident
    • MUST be a senior or have a disability 
    • MUST be qualified to receive regular Denali Care (Alaska Medicaid)
    • Must need assistance with at least one activity of daily living
    • Spouses and legal guardians are not eligible

 

Contact Number: 907-269-3666 or 800-478-9996 (Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disability Services – Anchorage office)

 

2. The Alaskans Living Independently (ALI) Medicaid Waiver: is designed to allow elderly and/or disabled individuals who would otherwise require care in a nursing facility to remain at home. Services provided range from adult day care and respite services to accessibility-related home modifications. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be 65+ or disasbled OR 21-64 and physically disabled 
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care 
    • CANNOT reside in nursing home 
    • Spouses are not eligible


Contact Number: 1-800-478-9996 (Toll free) 907-269-3666 (Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disability Services – Anchorage office)

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