Maryland Medicaid Caregiver Agreement

DHR`s Constituent Services Department operates a telephone line that provides information and support on services and programs in the state of Maryland. The phone number is 1-800-332-6347. For TTY, select the Maryland Relay Service: 1-800-735-2258. Applications for DHR can also be made online at dhr.maryland.gov/about-dhr/customer-service/ Marylands Family Caregiver Support Program works with a variety of government and community services to create a coordinated range of support for those in need. Studies show that these services can reduce caregivers` depression, anxiety and stress and allow them to support themselves for longer, avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care. This is not a program per se, but an option that states can use to give program participants an individual budget based on individual needs. The 1915 authority (j) allows states not only to give money to participants who deliver their own assistance through the national personal care program, but also through a waiver of home and community services. To be clear, this option is only available in existing Medicaid programs. Option 1915 (j) allows states to limit the number of program participants capable of directing their own care and limiting consumer direction to parts of the state and not to the state as a whole. The state may also decide whether some parents can be hired as guardians, such as spouses and adult children. AARP Table of Family Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid Waiver Programs: www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-11-2013/including-family-caregiver-assessment-in-medicaid-hcbs-waive-programs-AARP-ppi-ltc.html medicaid entitled to long-term care and therefore Medicaid programs that pay for personal caregivers, consider both an applicant`s financial situation (income and wealth) and its/operation.

The requirements for Medicaid authorization are not consistent in all countries, and the eligibility requirements for different Medicaid programs within a member state are not consistent. In most cases, the conditions of a HCBS Medicaid Waiver are less restrictive than the requirements of a public Medicaid plan.

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