Caring for the most vulnerable population
The Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) program supports care for Floridians age 60 and older in family-type living arrangements within private homes, as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care. This program supports low-income families who have committed to providing 24-hour supervision and care for their elderly loved ones by providing a monthly subsidy to the caregiver for support and maintenance of the elder, including some medical costs.
A basic subsidy averaging $160 per month is provided for all program participants. Special subsidies are authorized for some consumers and can be used for: incontinence supplies, medications, medical supplies, wheelchairs, assistive devices, ramps and home accessibility modifications, nutritional supplements, home health aide, home nursing, and other services to help maintain the individual at home. Formal case management is provided when needed.
To find out more information regarding this program, contact the ADRC Helpline at 954-745-9779.