Who Can Be Assigned As A Caregiver?
While there are professionals, the majority of caregivers are those who choose to help a loved one without pay. That can be a family member, friend, or even a neighbor who is willing to accept the responsibility.
If you’d like to add a caregiver to an EmpireBlue member account, please follow these steps:
- Log in at empireblue.com.
- Select Profile.
- Select Privacy & Access.
- Select Add a Caregiver.
- Complete and submit the online form.
What Are Caregiver Responsibilities?
The person you care for may need your help with the following responsibilities:
- Power of attorney, coordinating health insurance, and handling financial matters and personal care decisions
- Communicating with medical professionals about care
- Chores such as cooking, cleaning, and transportation
- Personal needs including grooming, hygiene, and eating
How Is Someone Assigned To Be A Caregiver?
Your loved one must assign certain legal privileges to you as a caregiver. For example, you may be granted power of attorney to manage personal affairs. They must also grant permission for you to coordinate with doctors concerning their medical needs.
Can A Caregiver Receive Compensation?
Yes, many government programs allow family members of people with disabilities to receive payment for caring for them. Your loved one can designate you as a home health aide. You can then be compensated for a long-term commitment if you’ve had to leave work to provide full-time in-home care.
Are You Ready To Become A Caregiver?
The caregiver role is rewarding and often builds a bond like no other and leaves you feeling confident about facing new challenges.