Caregiver Compensation - Alaska
Ready Set Care
Alaska offers two ways to get paid as a family caregiver.
1. The Alaska Medicaid Personal Care Services Program: assists elderly and disabled adults who cannot complete activities of daily living. This consumer-directed program enables care recipients to choose, train, and schedule their care and caregivers.
MUST be Alaska resident
MUST be a senior or have a disability
MUST be qualified to receive regular Denali Care (Alaska Medicaid)
Must need assistance with at least one activity of daily living
Spouses and legal guardians are not eligible
Contact Number: 907-269-3666 or 800-478-9996 (Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disability Services – Anchorage office)
2. The Alaskans Living Independently (ALI) Medicaid Waiver: is designed to allow elderly and/or disabled individuals who would otherwise require care in a nursing facility to remain at home. Services provided range from adult day care and respite services to accessibility-related home modifications.
MUST be 65+ or disasbled OR 21-64 and physically disabled
MUST require nursing facility level of care
CANNOT reside in nursing home
Spouses are not eligible
Contact Number: 1-800-478-9996 (Toll free) 907-269-3666 (Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services: Senior and Disability Services – Anchorage office)