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structured family caregiving

Homecare Services’ Structured Family Caregiving is a program which provides a tax-free financial stipend to family members who provide personal care and support services to a consumer in the consumer’s private home or the private home of the principal caregiver.

Structured Family Caregiving includes routine intermittent personal care, supervision, cueing, meals, homemaker, chore services, medication management (to the extent permitted under State law), and other instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. transportation for necessary appointments and community activities, shopping, managing finances, and phone use) and other appropriate activities as described in the participant’s person-centered service plan.

With our population aging in South Dakota, the role of caregiver has become progressively important both functionally and economically. Since 1984, Homecare Services of South Dakota has developed a unique understanding of the impact a caregiver can have on quality of life. Our Structured Family Caregiving program addresses the needs often faced by those who take on the role of caregiver. With 10 branch locations throughout South Dakota, Homecare Services’ staff is available to provide face to face support and guidance to the caregivers statewide.