The Paid Family Caregiving Home Support Option has expanded to allow individuals to hire a family member to provide their care when eligibility requirements are met.
Eligibility requirements now includes clients who currently receive subsidized home support services.
Previously this option was for new clients.
Current home support recipients who are interested in transferring to this option may begin to identify themselves to their regional health authority on October 22 and assessments will begin the week of October 26.
For more information about the Paid Family Caregiving Option, the eligibility criteria and the telephone numbers for the four regional health authorities, please visit: www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/long_term_care/family_caregiving.html.