Family Caregiver Program
Family members providing day-to-day supports and services
What is a Family Caregiver?
Is the Family Caregiver a PPCH employee or contractor?
At PPCH, we understand that no one knows the needs of the individuals we serve as well as the individual’s family members. Therefore, we created the Family Care Giver Program which allows individuals to continue to live with their family member while receiving paid day to day services and support from that family member. Family Caregivers are considered independent contractors to provide residential services through PPCH. Independent contractors have to pass a background check and must complete training that includes medication administration, first aid/CPR and training on rights, incident reporting and abuse and neglect. Family Caregivers provide individualized supports that help their family member with various aspects of residential living. Services may include support and training with personal care, household skills, social skills or any other personal goals to help achieve independence. Family Caregivers are also responsible for developing opportunities for community inclusion and socialization.
What supports can I receive from a Family Caregiver?
- Access to on-call agency nursing staff
- Support from an agency program director who will assist you in navigating system requirements and paperwork
- Individualized state required training by our agency staff and tailored for family caregivers
What is “Comp in the Home”?
If you are interested in more information about the Family Caregiver program please contact:
Jenna Crowe, Director of Family Caregiver and Independent Living Programs