If you had to quit your job to care for a senior and/or disabled loved one, the Structured Family Caregiving program is likely open to you – check if you qualify with Home Nurse Inc.
Funded through Medicaid, the Structured Family Caregiving (SFC) program provides financial support and health coaching to unpaid primary caregivers. Georgia implemented the SFC in 2019, and has seen more primary caregivers now being able to stay at home to care for a loved one. In 2022, the waiver was renewed, with plans to continue providing SFC services into the future.
The SFC is available through care agencies, such as Home Nurse Inc, which has been a trusted partner since 2019. The Griffin-based Home Nurse Inc is currently accepting applications for the SFC.
To be eligible for the SFC program:
If you meet the requirements listed above, then you should be able to list all the services you provide to your loved one; these include:
And pretty much any other daily tasks you do to care for their needs. If you're unsure, you can always check with Home Nurse Inc.
Applications for the SFC can be submitted by filling out a form on the Home Nurse Inc website - you can click here to do that, or check out the link below.
If your application is approved, you will essentially become a contract employee of Home Nurse Inc, and weekly payments will be sent to your account. Plus, you will also receive coaching and guidance from Home Nurse Inc’s experienced senior care staff.
As much as we don't want to think about it in such terms, caring for a loved one can truly feel like a full-time job and indeed prevent you from having one. However, we all have bills to pay, and the SFC can help with that. So if you think you qualify, make sure you submit your application - just visit https://www.homenurse.net/structured-family-caregiving/