For growing numbers of Granite Staters, home care from family and friends is key

July 15, 2023

The state’s Choices for Independence waiver program through Medicaid, known as CFI, allows friends and family caregivers, and now legal guardians and legally responsible adults, to be paid for providing care for loved ones, as long as the patients are eligible for nursing home care and fall within low-income guidelines. It’s a boon to people with limited means — and to family members and friends who increasingly fill the caregiver gap. It’s also an unsung blessing in the state with the nation’s second-oldest population, where home care workers are constantly in short supply. Read the full article.