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Getting Paid by Medicaid for Caring for a Family Member
Click the link above to access a guide explaining how Medicaid-funded programs in different states enable beneficiaries to hire caregivers, often family members, with Medicaid covering the costs.
BEST Living Care
Contact Stephen Nepacena
Provides homecare for 25-30 per hour, minimum of 6 hours per day, up to 24 hour care. Some transportation services are available such as wheelchair, and gurney transport. Fees vary.
Email: [email protected]
Visit careyaya.org to request care online.
CareYaya is not a traditional, licensed home-care agency but instead a way to connect local healthcare students with families who want extra care, supervision, or social interaction with their loved older adult. For only $15 per hour, they will connect families to vetted local healthcare students who can provide companionship, mobility support, feeding assistance, light toileting, and help with simple tasks around the house (weekends, evenings, and overnights at NO extra charge).
Center for Caregiver Training
Email: [email protected]
Caregiving 101 Training Program: 6 three-hour classes designed to help families and friends care for their loved ones at home who are living with serious illness. It features practical skills and strategies for family caregivers. It is taught by community professionals who volunteer their time. The course is free.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Resource center for families of brain impaired adults. Social workers can meet with you and provide information and referrals, respite programs (Camps for Caring 4 times a year for the brain impaired adult), financial assistance, retreats for caregivers, can help pay for short term counseling for the caregiver.
Home Care Assistance
SF neighborhoods only
4 hour/ day, or 12-hour min/ week
$36-40/ hour depending on needs
Respite care options available
Free inpatient consults, contact : Randy Allen 614-975-8191
Shift is for 4-hour blocks, weekly minimum of 12 hours. Aim to staff within a 24-hour period for ongoing care and 48 hours for private clients with light schedules. Serving Santa Rosa to Monterey through their home network.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)- Caregivers
415-355-6700, option #3
Requires patient Social Security#, income, expenses, and functionality
Max 183 hours/month, averages out to 9 hours/day
If more caregiving hours are needed, the next step is placing the person in long-term care (e.g. Laguna Honda, Skilled Nursing Facility)
Info for hiring independent caregiver
Call 855-481-6777 to speak with an Elder Care Expert to inquire further on financial eligibility status, payment methods, responsibilities, etc.
650-691-5796 (General information)
650-267-2474 (Client intake)
A website that finds an activity companion for the elderly.
1 “activity companion”/ students for elderly (not home health aides)
$25/ hour, no hourly minimum
Option if patient needs help getting to curb side
Family/ informal caregiver recommended to be present for first visit
Seniors at Home
Day programs for frail seniors and disabled adults. Centers located in San Anselmo and an Alzheimer’s Day Center in Corte Madera. Day programs give caregivers an opportunity for respite.
Videos for Caregiver Training from the California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for every aspect of our day to day routines. This is especially true of those living with dementia. The California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care is pleased to present a series of webinars to address the additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought to both staff and residents.
Aunt Ann's In-House Staffing is a domestic referral agency which specializes in matching professional childcare, household, and estate staff with the employers. Minimum of 20 hours per week, starting at $35.00 per hour
A women-owned business to organize and redesign your space to make your home comfortable and functional. They offer 5-8 hour sessions to help declutter, clean and organize certain spaces of the home.
Peace by Piece
They offer space optimization, one time or ongoing clutter management, and modifications to the home as a result of life events.
Self Help for the Elderly
A trusted organization to provide reliable house cleaning services. Minimum of 4 hours per shift at $31.00 per hour.
Experts organize homes and manages moves for people.
Tools to maintain your connections online.
Community Tech Network (CTN)
CTN offers free online training to San Francisco residents who are 60 years of age or older and in possession of a working laptop or tablet. Digital Coaching provides one-on-one tutoring delivered remotely by a trained Instructor. Tutors are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Please fill out the linked intake application form to apply. For general questions you can email [email protected] or call 855-983-0318.
Virtual computer tutoring with AlwaysActive
AlwaysActive is offering virtual drop-in online computer class for elders with all different levels of technology familiarity. Elders can also have a one on one 30 minute appointment to receive tutoring about specific devices they want to learn, ie cell phones, ipads, etc.
Please call for an appointment: Luz Villanueva at 415-550-2265
Medications and Other Pharmacy Supplies: How to arrange delivery and find helpful supplies.
- Prescription pick-up and delivery resources
Pharmacies that will organize your medicines for you into “bubble packs” so you know what to take at what time each day
- Shield Healthcare covered by Medical Home
- ReCARES is a organization with locations in Oakland, San Francisco and Marin County that collects and redistributes donations of gently used medical equipment and unused home health care supplies back to the public.
- S.F phone number is 415-487-5405
- Oakland phone number is 510-251-2273
- Marin County phone number is 415-388-8198
Toileting and Incontinence:
Respite care is short term or temporary care of the sick or disabled for a few hours or weeks, designed to provide relief to the regular caregiver. Respite care can occur in your home, at special day-care centers, and in residential centers that offer overnight stays.
General information and resources for caregivers and patients.
Family Caregiver Alliance
866-854-5465 (Toll free)
605-773-3656 (General information)
The Respite Care Program under Family Caregiver Alliance offer companionship, involvement in the person's activities of daily living, meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal hygiene tasks. Respite Care hours will be determined by a complete assessment.
Contact: Maria Antoch 415-759-3541
Admissions coordinator: 415-682-5694
Laguna Honda provides respite care up to a maximum of four weeks per admission and a maximum of six weeks per year for San Francisco residents who require skilled nursing services.
1-800-748-4024 (24/7 line)
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating easy-to-access information about senior care and housing on the internet.
Geriatrics Community Resources webpages managed by: [email protected]