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Caregiver Compensation - North Carolina

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North Carolina offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.


1. Community Alternative Program for Disabled Adults: enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. Under this program, certain family members can be hired and paid to carry out personal care services. Other covered services can range from adult day and respite care to meal deliveries.  


Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of North Carolina
    • MUST be an adult 18+ with a disability
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • All caregivers eligible 


Contact Number: 919-855-4100 (Medicaid Division of Health Benefits) 919-855-4388 (For questions regarding the consumer-direction program)


2. In-Home Aide Services: is a non-Medicaid program that assists elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living remain at home. This program helps pay for care recipients to hire their own caregivers and control their own care plans.


Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of North Carolina
    • MUST be 60+ or disabled
    • MUST require assistance with daily living activities
    • All caregivers eligible


Contact Number: 1-800-662-7030 (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Customer Service Center)

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