Family members can get paid for caregiving in Arizona. There are state programs that pay seniors’ family members to provide in-home care services.

One program is the Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS). There are eligibility requirements for both seniors and prospective caregivers. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements, family members who wish to become paid caregivers must successfully complete an approved ALTCS training and testing program in order to qualify.

What Qualifies as a Family Caregiver?

According to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, a family caregiver for a senior citizen must meet certain criteria. Family caregivers must provide in-home care to their senior relative or any relative with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone wishing to become a paid family caregiver must be of legal adult age.

How Much Do Family Caregivers Get Paid?

The amount family caregivers are paid depends on the licensed and approved agency through which they’re trained and employed. There’s also the Arizona Family Caregiver Reimbursement Program (AzFCRP), which may reimburse families up to $1,000 for assistive technologies and home modifications made for accessibility purposes.