One of our programs is an alternative to nursing home care and is often referred to as "structured family caregiving." It is covered by Medicaid, under certain waivers and is not a cost to the individual. Seniorlink serves Medicaid-eligible individuals and their families in select states, as well as members enrolled in Medicare Advantage, and their families, nationwide at no cost to participants. However, as a program participant, you may be paid a stipend to help offset living expenses while you focus on providing care.
It varies. Caregivers of members enrolled in state Medicaid are paid according to each state's individual program requirements and the complexity of care needed. Caregivers of Medicare Advantage enrollees are not paid a stipend.