Structured Family Caregiving
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