Family Caregivers provide most of the assistance that enables older Arizonans and those with disabilities to live independently in their homes and communities. Caregivers can also include grandparent raising grandchildren. What is the Family Caregiver Support Program? A caregiver helps a person with special medical needs in performing daily activities. Tasks include shopping for food and cooking, cleaning the house, and giving medicine. Many government programs allow family members of veterans and people with disabilities to get paid for caring for them.
Caregivers provide care to people who need some degree of ongoing assistance with everyday tasks on a regular or daily basis. The recipients of care can live either in residential or institutional settings, range from children to older adults, and have chronic illnesses or disabling conditions. For 40 years Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has supported and sustained the important work of families and friends nationwide who care for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. Subscribe to FCA enewsletters Online support groups for caregivers Share your caregiver story.
There are several ways to become a paid caregiver. You can be hired by: A home care agency, adult family home, assisted living facility, or nursing home and be paid by the agency or facility to provide care. The person needing care and be paid by him or her directly. Most in-home caregivers help seniors with their daily tasks while keeping them company. In general, they can help them get around the house safely, prepare meals, clean the house and give medication reminders. Most caregivers can also help with taking seniors to doctor appointments and running errands if needed.