Ask Mike - Can I get paid to stay at home and provide care to my sister?
I have a sister that has mental handicaps. She is in the adult program of CPS in Arizona. I am wondering if I can get paid to stay home with her and provide care. I would do it without being paid but somebody's got to bring home the bacon. My sister would require full time supervision. Any info on this would be appreciated
Dear Arizona Sister,
You write that your sister has mental disabilities and is receiving services "in the adult program of CPS" in Arizona. You wonder if you can be paid to stay home with her and provide her 'care'.
All things being equal, you should be able to be a paid provider of your sister's services. Nothing in federal Medicaid law or policy prohibits it. It will depend on the state of Arizona's rules around provider qualifications and payment for services. To find out about what these rules are, you can use the PAS Center's website.
Go to Agencies Related to PAS. On the next page that comes up, click on "Medicaid Agency" and also click on "State Independent Living Council and Center for Independent Living". After going to the next pages, you will find contact information for resources that can answer your questions and also help you with getting started as being a paid provider of your sister's care.