Caregiver Compensation - Utah

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Caregiver Compensation

Utah offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.

 

1. Home and Community Based Alternatives Program: is a non-Medicaid program that 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 services may include: adult day and respite care and chore services. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Utah
    • MUST be 18+
    • MUST require nursing level of care
    • MUST be low-income
    • Spouses are NOT eligible

 

Contact Numbers by Region: 

    • Five County Area Agency on Aging: 435-673-3548
    • Bear River Area Agency on Aging: 435-752-7242
    • Southeastern Utah Area Agency on Aging: 435-637-4268
    • Uintah Basin Area Agency on Aging: 435-722-4518
    • Davis County Department of Family Health and Senior Services: 801-525-5050
    • Six County Area Agency on Aging: 435-893-0721
    • Weber-Morgan Area Agency on Aging: 801-625-3770
    • Salt Lake County Aging Services: 385-468-3200
    • San Juan County Area Agency on Aging: 435-587-3225
    • Mountainland Area Agency on Aging: 801-229-3804
    • Tooele County Aging & Adult Services: 435-882-2870
    • Council on Aging/ Golden Age Center: 435-789-2169

 

2. New Choices Waiver: enabled elderly and disabled adults residing in long term care facilities to be moved home. This program allows family members to be hired and paid to provide care. Program services may include: adult day and respite care and meal deliveries. 

 

Program Requirements

    • MUST be a resident of Utah
    • MUST be 18+ (18-64 and disabled)
    • MUST require nursing facility level of care
    • MUST be currently residing in a nursing or assisted living facility
    • MUST be Medicaid eligible
    • Spouses are NOT eligible 


Contact Number: 800-662-9651 (Utah Department of Health opt 6)

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