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What caregiver services do government programs (SSID) cover for spinal cord injury?

What caregiver services do government programs (SSID) cover for spinal cord injury?

Patti Rogers, SW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

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There is one waiver program in Arkansas—and I’m pretty sure the other states have that too—that provides monetary assistance to the family to be the caregiver. They also have a program where they have a home-health agency that provides the care... Show More

There is one waiver program in Arkansas—and I’m pretty sure the other states have that too—that provides monetary assistance to the family to be the caregiver. They also have a program where they have a home-health agency that provides the caregivers, and they just pay the healthcare agency to send the caregivers out. They also have another program—well in Arkansas it’s called Independent Choices—and they give the family the money, and they can utilize it for personal care services. Or if there’s medical supplies that their insurance company maybe doesn’t’ pay for, they can use part of that money on those things, so it doesn’t have to come out of their pocket.

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What caregiver services do government programs (SSID) cover for spinal cord injury?

Patti Rogers, SW

Social Worker/Executive Director, Arkansas Spinal Cord Injury Commission, Little Rock

More Videos by Patti Rogers
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There is one waiver program in Arkansas—and I’m pretty sure the other states have that too—that provides monetary assistance to the family to be the caregiver. They also have a program where they have a home-health agency that provides the caregivers, and they just pay the healthcare agency to send the caregivers out. They also have another program—well in Arkansas it’s called Independent Choices—and they give the family the money, and they can utilize it for personal care services. Or if there’s medical supplies that their insurance company maybe doesn’t’ pay for, they can use part of that money on those things, so it doesn’t have to come out of their pocket.

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