[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” parallax=”content-moving-fade”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Structured Family Caregiving” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”40″ accent_color=”#33715c”][vc_column_text]Structured Family Caregiving is a service that is available to people with developmental disabilities through the CIH Medicaid waiver. The individual lives in the private home of a principal caregiver who may be a non-family member (foster care) or a family member who is not the individual’s spouse, the parent of an individual who is a minor, or the legal guardian of the individual.  In this type of setting, the caregiver responsible for providing supervision, assistance with daily living skills, and other services a person needs. The caregiver is employed, trained, supervised and paid by an approved waiver provider agency.

Advantages of Structured Family Caregiving

  • Living in a natural family environment
  • Continuity of relationships
  • Increased development of natural supports and community connections
  • Cost effective for the person buying services
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A: Yes, a person could continue living with the foster parent, as long as that foster parent is hired, trained and supervised by an agency approved to provide Structured Family Caregiving services.

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A: Yes, a person receiving Structured Family Caregiving services can also have day services and behavior support services on their plan of care.

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A: Yes, respite is available to caregivers. The provider agency is responsible for reserving 10% of the Structured Family Caregiving rate to be used for respite care, and working with the team to arrange the service.

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