Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
Caregiver Homes, which delivers training, support and financial assistance to family caregivers, is now officially operating in Indiana by serving its first consumer in the state. The company's home-based, long-term care model, Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), recently became available to Medicaid eligible elders and individuals with disabilities who choose to live at home with a caregiver who can meet their care needs while receiving monetary aid and professional supervision from Caregiver Homes.
Caregiver Homes serves over 2,000 individual consumers in four states who have adopted this unique model of care since 2007. Earlier this year, Caregiver Homes of Indiana was approved in the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver under the DDRS, as well as to recipients of Indiana's Aged & Disabled 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver. Caregiver Homes is currently marketing SFC throughout the state. It is opening physical locations within communities where its care teams – registered nurses and professional care managers who leverage a web based care management tool to interact with caregivers – can best serve people and raise awareness of this new care option among families and the network of other professionals who serve and care for them.
Sue Gregg, the Midwest Regional Director for Caregiver Homes, said, "Structured Family Caregiving is a wonderful option for families and provides a new option of care in this state. We look forward to serving families who live here and working with all of the Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers that do the important work of managing care for elders and people with disabilities and connecting them with providers like us."
To begin serving its first consumer and family caregiver in Indiana, Caregiver Homes worked with CICOA, the Area Agency on Aging and ADRC responsible for that consumer's services and thousands like her in Indianapolis and beyond.
"Without the collaboration with CICOA, we would not be able to help families who can and want to care for their loved ones at home," said Erika Smith, Caregiver Homes Indianapolis Branch Manager. "We need the support of these agencies and are grateful to have it."
Family caregivers and medical and social service professionals can inquire about service from Caregiver Homes by calling 866-797-2333 or by visiting this location on the organization's website: http://www.caregiverhomes.com/contact.
About Caregiver Homes
Caregiver Homes provides a unique, long-term care service model called Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), recognized in Indiana as Structured Family Caregiving, in Ohio as Adult Family Living, in Massachusetts as Adult Foster Care, and RIte @ Home in Rhode Island. The organization, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston based Seniorlink, Inc. is dedicated to helping elders with complex medical conditions and people with disabilities live with dignity and independence in their communities. Caregiver Homes employs highly-qualified professionals and specially-designed communication technology to empower family and community members to provide extremely effective, high-quality care at home while being paid for their commitment. The program was launched in 2005 and currently serves about 2,000 consumers.
Seniorlink, Inc. offers expertise in managing care for elders and people with disabilities. In addition to its innovative service model, Structured Family Caregiving (SFC), Seniorlink offers expertise to States and Managed Care organizations in regards to providing cost-effective, long-term care services.