Caregiver Compensation - Maine

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Caregiver Compensation

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

 

1. Consumer Directed Attendant Services (CDAS): is a program that enables elderly and/or disabled adults to receive care at home. This program allows the care recipient to choose and pay family members or friends to provide personal care services.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Maine
    • MUST be 18+ and disabled
    • MUST be Medicaid (MaineCare) eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 207-287-3707 (Maine Department of Health and Human Services)

 

2. Home Based Care (HBC): is a non-Medicaid program that helps elderly and/or disabled adults receive care at home. Through this program, friends and certain family members can be paid for providing personal care services. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Maine
    • MUST be at least 18 years of age
    • MUST meet physical and financial criteria
    • CANNOT be eligible for Medicaid (MaineCare)
    • All caregivers eligible 

 

Contact Number: 207-287-9200 or 800-262-2232 (Maine Office of Aging and Disability Services)

 

3. Maine Elderly and Adults with Disabilities Waiver: enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. This program allows the care recipient to choose and pay family members or friends to provide personal care services. Other services range from respite care to assistive technologies. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Maine
    • MUST be 65+, OR, 18-64 and disabled
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 207-287-9200 (Office of Aging and Disability Services) 1-888-568-1112 (Hotline Services) 

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