New York offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.
1. Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program: allows elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living to remain at home. Under this program, certain family members can be hired and paid to carry out personal care services.
Contact Number: 518-449-7080 (New York Area Agency on Aging)
2. Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly (EISEP): is a non-Medicaid program that helps elderly and disabled adults receive care at home. This program helps pay for care recipients to hire their own caregivers and control their own care plans. Other covered services can range from adult day and respite care to transportation assistance.
Contact Number: 518-449-7080 (New York Area Agency on Aging) 800-342-9871 (Senior Citizen Helpline)
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