Florida offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.
1. Florida Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program: is a non-Medicaid program that is designed to allow elderly and/or disabled individuals who would otherwise require care in a nursing facility to remain at home. This program provides a stipend to help pay for food, clothing, and medical services.
Contact Number: 1-800-963-5337 (Florida Elder Helpline)
2. Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program: enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. This program allows friends and family members to be hired and paid for providing personal care services. Depending on eligibility, other services might include: adult day care, caregiver training, and meal deliveries.
Contact Number: 800-963-5337 ( Toll free Florida Elder Helpline)
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