Caregiver Compensation - Texas

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Caregiver Compensation

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

 

1. Community Care for the Aged and Disabled (CCAD): is a non-Medicaid program that helps adults with severe disabilities receive care from home. Under this program, certain family members can be hired and paid to carry out personal care services. The program may also offer services such as adult day care and meal deliveries. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Texas
    • MUST be at least 18+
    • MUST be disabled or require significant physical assistance
    • MUST meet financial guidelines
    • CANNOT be receiving same services from Medicaid program
    • Spouses are NOT eligible 

 

Contact Number: 1-855-937-2372 (Texas Health and Human Services)

 

2. STAR+PLUS: enables elderly and disabled adults to receive care at home or in a community setting. This program pays for family members to provide personal care services. Services include: respite care and home modification services. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Texas
    • MUST be 65+ or disabled
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible  

 

Contact Number: 1-800-252-8263 (Medicaid Client Hotline)

 

3. Texas Community First Choice: enables elderly and/or disabled adults who require nursing facility level of assistance to receive care at home. This program allows certain family members to be hired and paid to carry out personal care services.

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Texas
    • MUST require assistance with daily living activities
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Number: 1-800-252-8263 (Medicaid Client Hotline)

 

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