Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support Program

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Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support ProgramCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging Respite ApplicationDate:Caregiver telephone #Caregiver or Grandparent Name:Care Receiver’s or Grandchildren’s Name(s):Caregiver’s Address:Dear :Thank you for your interest in the Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP). We haveseveral programs under the Family Caregiver Program including the FCSP Respite Program, FCSP SupplementalServices, Seniors Raising Children (SCR) Program, the South Carolina Caregiver Program (State Respite), andthe Alzheimer’s Respite Program. Based on your completed application, if you qualify, we will place you in theprogram you are best qualified for and which program will best meet your needs as a caregiver.Please complete the enclosed application and return it to my attention. I look forward to hearing from you. Ifyou have any questions, my contact information is below.Thank you,Candice HollowayCandice Holloway, MA, CIRS A/DFamily Caregiver AdvocateArea Agency on AgingCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentPage 1Central Midlands Council of Governments - Area Agency on Aging236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. (803)376-5390. FAX (803)376.5394

Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support ProgramCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging Respite ApplicationCare Receiver InformationLast Name:First Name:Address:County:City:Zip:Care Receiver or Grandchild Age:Race:Gender:Marital Status or Grade in School:DOB:Has this person used a respite award or Does this person receiveWho does this person live withvoucher before? If so, what program? (Yes or funds or assistance fromfull-time?No)another agency?No. In Household:Last Name:First Name:Address:County:City/ZipCare Receiver or Grandchild Age:Race:Gender:DOB:Has this person used a respite Does this person receive funds oraward or voucher before? If so, assistance from another agency?what program? (Yes or No)Marital Status or Grade inSchool:Who does this person live withfull-time?No. In Household:Last Name:First Name:Address:CountyCity/Zip:Care Receiver or Grandchild Age:Race:Gender:Marital Status or Grade in School:DOB:Has this person used a Does this person receive funds or assistance Who does this person live withrespite award or voucher from another agency?full-time?before? If so, what program?(Yes or No)No. In Household:For Seniors Raising Children Program only: Please briefly explain why you are raising your grandchild(ren)and provide copies of any legal documents awarding custody of the minor child(ren):Page 2Central Midlands Council of Governments - Area Agency on Aging236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. (803)376-5390. FAX (803)376.5394

Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support ProgramCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging Respite ApplicationCaregiver or Grandparent InformationLast Name:First Name:Relationship to the person you care for orgrandchildren(SRC Program):Telephone #:Caregiver’s Address(If different from Care Receiver)Total Monthly Household Marital Status:Income for care-receiver:Caregiver DOB:Gender: Ethnicity:Race:Do you work? FT or PT?Do you live with the above person needing care?Do you have a member of the household who is disabled or qualifies as disabled?What kind of help do you give to the above person? What are the care recipient’s medical and/or physicalneeds?Please check all current services that your care recipient(or loved one) is receiving: Please let usknow if you’ve been in the Caregiver Support Program, or have received a respite voucher in the past.Medicaid VA Hospice Caregiver Support Program Home Health Community Long Term Care-CLTC SC Respite Coalition Program PACE Program Palmetto SeniorCare Long-term care insurance MedicarePlease note the following requirements for our respite programs. You may only qualify forone program and you will be placed in the program that best serves your needs.Serving Caregivers with Greatest Need1.) Family caregivers who provide care for any individual with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorderswith neurological brain dysfunction regardless of age of the person with dementia.2.) Caregivers of persons age 60 or older with health problems.3.) Grandparents or other relative caregivers who provide the primary care for children (under 18 yearsor ages 19-59 with disabilities) These caregivers my receive services at 55 years of age or older(SRC)4.) Older relatives caregivers providing care to adult children with disabilities, if child is 60 year of age orolder.Page 3Page 3Central Midlands Council of Governments - Area Agency on Aging236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. (803)376-5390. FAX (803)376.5394

Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support ProgramCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging Respite ApplicationPlease check which type of respite or supplemental services you would like:In-Home care with an approved & licensed agency Adult Daycare Short-Term Facility Stay Supplemental (or Incontinence) Supplies Respite funds may be used for respite at an Adult Daycare, for In-Home Care with an approved agency, or ashort-term stay in a facility. Do not spend the voucher funds before you receive the voucher or before theisued date on the voucher.**FOR ALZHEIMER’S RESPITE PROGRAM: PLEASE ATTACH A DIAGNOSIS STATEMENT FROM THE PATIENT’SPHYSICIAN/NEUROLOGIST OR HAVE THE PHYSICIAN / NEUROLOGIST COMPLETE THE DIAGNOSIS SHEET ATTACHED TOTHIS APPLICATION. A SIGNATURE FROM THE PHYSICIAN IS REQUIRED. NO LETTER OF AWARD WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUTA STATEMENT OF DIAGNOSIS. Alzheimer’s Respite Program provided through a partnership with theAlzheimer’s Association.Please check which type of Grandparent or Seniors Raising Children (SRC) support you are in need of:Summer Camp Submitted by (family member)Signature: Date:Relationship to Care Receiver:The above signature must be a spouse, family member or POA of the person with dementia. This signature authorizesthe LGOA, AAAs, and the Alzheimer’s Association to share the information for the provision of services. Please returnapplication and doctor’s diagnosis statement to:Candice Holloway, MA, CIRS A/DFamily Caregiver AdvocateCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging, 236 Stoneridge Drive Columbia, SC 29210Direct Line: 803-744-5152, Fax: 803-376-5394cholloway@centralmidlands.orgPage 4Central Midlands Council of Governments - Area Agency on Aging236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. (803)376-5390. FAX (803)376.5394

Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support ProgramCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging Respite ApplicationCaregiver’s or Grandparent’s Name:Care Receiver/ Grandchild(ren) Name(s):1. I certify that I am responsible for the care of the Care Receiver/Grandchild(ren), who lives in the Central MidlandsRegion(Lexington, Richland, Newberry & Fairfield Counties), and I am the primary responsible person providing ordirecting his/her care.2. I certify that all information provided to the Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging FCSP staff is correct to the bestof my knowledge.3. I certify that I have provided a complete list of all members of the household, and understand that no one who livesin the household may receive FCSP funds or respite funds for providing services. I further understand that if I breakthis rule or provide incorrect or fraudulent information or the misuse of funds, I may be permanently terminatedfrom this program.4. I understand that my participation in cost sharing is voluntary. My level of participation depends on my willingnessand ability to share in the cost of the service.5. I pledge to promptly (within 7 working days)notify the Caregiver Advocate of changes in situation (such as majorhealth changes, hospitalization, change of address or phone number, change in respite of either the Care Receiver,grandchildren I am responsible for, or myself.6. I am willing to abide by the guidelines of the FCSP, including making choices of providers and resources, followingthe required hiring procedures, completing monthly forms and sending them in for reimbursement (within 30 daysfor date of service or purchase). I have been informed of my responsibility (if any) regarding IRS and Labor laws.7. I understand that the maximum amount of funds received in one calendar year will vary depending on availablefunding; no more than 500 may be paid to a Caregiver in a calendar year. I understand it is my responsibility to paythe providers of the services I choose if hiring a non-agency worker. I understand that if I use a non-agency worker, Iwill be responsible for the taxes incurred on any amount paid to me over 599. A 1099 will be issued for amountsover 600 per calendar year.8. I understand that I will be given forms to complete and return monthly to the Caregiver Advocate for pre-approvedexpenses by the Central Midlands Agency on Aging’s Caregiver Advocate. Additionally, if any FCSP funds or respitefunds are misused or used for unauthorized services or items, I may be permanently terminated from the program. Ihave been informed of my rights and responsibilities as a client in the FCSP.9. I understand that the Central Midlands Area Agency on Aging FCSP and other respite programs is a Caregiverdirected program and I I will be requested to participate in interviews and/or surveys to measure client satisfactionand effectiveness of the program. I also understand that if I choose not to respond it will not affect my eligibility forthe program and its benefits.(CG)Signed: Date:Page 5Central Midlands Council of Governments - Area Agency on Aging236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. (803)376-5390. FAX (803)376.5394

Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support ProgramCentral Midlands Council of GovernmentsArea Agency on Aging Respite Application THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ONLY (Doctor, Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, PT, ST or OT or Case Manager; Note: CNA’s are not qualified todetermine the information required in this form.)Please complete the assessment for (person receiving care) based on yourprofessional opinion. Form(s) must be returned to the Family Caregiver Support Program for eligibilityevaluation.Please indicate the level of ability for each activity:ADLS012345-TotalIndependentAssistive Tech.SupervisionLimited AssistExtensive letingGroomingBowelBladderTransferDue to cognitive or other mental impairment, the care recipient requires moderate to substantial supervisionbecause he or she behaves in such a manner that poses a health or safety hazard to him/herself or others.Yes No*Cognitive Diagnosis: MD Signature* A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related memory disorder disease is required for Alzheimer’s respite funding. Alzheimer’s disease Creutzfield-Jakob disease Vascular dementia Parkinson’s disease Huntington’s disease Pick’s disease Lewy-Body dementia Mixed dementiaTo the best of my knowledge, this family is or is not receiving other types of services inthe home at this time. These services might include home health, CLTC, VA, or other types.Completed by:Healthcare Profession’s Signature (not the caregiver)DatePrinted NameAgencyTitleContact NumberPage 6Central Midlands Council of Governments - Area Agency on Aging236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210. (803)376-5390. FAX (803)376.5394

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