Family Caregiver Program2024-04-29T12:42:53-04:00

You May Be Eligible!

Are you currently a family caregiver? Or does one of your family members want to act as a caregiver for you, but can’t afford to stop working? Find out today if you’re eligible for Pennsylvania’s Family Caregiver Program!”

Fill out this form to find out! We’ll check to see if you’re eligible to apply — then Medicaid and your health plan will determine your final eligibility.

Family Caregivers get PAID, and also get the support they deserve. Make the switch to WellSprings Home Care today!

Most Popular Questions

Am I eligible for this program?

  • Medicaid recipient

  • Live in Pennsylvania

  • Need help with day to day activities

Who can I hire as a caregiver?

  • Children

  • Relatives

  • Friends

Where is WellSprings Available?

  • Our family caregiver program is available in the following counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, and Lancaster.

Am I Eligible?

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Choose Your Caregiver

Your daughter, son, relative, or friend — anyone except your spouse.


You Get Care – They Get Paid

You get ongoing care from a person who loves you . They get compensated for their time, so they can pay their bills too!

WellSprings Home Care Is Born

With the fulfillment of carefully selecting the right aide for his grandmother, Justin decided that he wanted to help other families with similar needs. And so, WellSprings Home Care was created.

Serving the cities of Downingtown, West Chester, and Malvern, our home care services allow your loved one to go about their normal routines with the extra assistance he or she may need along the way.

Home care services provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your parent or relative is being given the correct care, while you can still go about your normal routines, as well!

Family Caregivers Deserve Care and Support Too

Family Caregivers are individuals such as a partner, family member, friend or neighbor that assists in caring for a loved one on a consistent basis. In most scenarios, family caregivers are unpaid causing strain on their family, time, and finances. Some of the problems facing Family Caregivers are:

  • Caregiver Burnout – Most caregivers have their own personal lives and families that they need to take care of. Adding another part-time or full-time job to the mix can lead to an extremely overworked Family Member.

  • Lack of Sleep – By taking on too many tasks, this can lead to a lack of sleep ultimately cause fatigue.
  • Irritable and Angry – This can be a direct result of changing sleep patterns and fatigue.
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  • Emotional and Physical Stress – Fatigue and being overwhelmed can also lead to things like depression and anxiety. Other problems can by physical fatigue like sore muscles and headaches.
  • Financial Strain – Fatigue and being overwhelmed can also lead to things like depression and anxiety. Other problems can by physical fatigue like sore muscles and headaches.

Our Family Caregiver Program

With the WellSprings Home Care Family Caregiver Program, we offer the training and hiring of family caregivers to give them a great hourly pay rate, liability insurance, taking care of payroll taxes and offering benefits to them and their family. Family Caregivers also must meet all the State and Medicaid requirements including but not limited to Criminal Background Checks, Tuberculosis Testing, Competency/Hipaa Testing and SSN Verifications. To become a Paid Family Caregiver there are several options available to choose from.

  • Medicaid – If the individual is currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania Medicaid waiver, WellSprings can potentially hire the family member as an employee and submit billing to Medicaid directly. This allows the family caregiver to be paid, while eliminating timesheets and paperwork for the caregiver and Waiver recipient. Note: Spouses, Legal Guardians and Powers of Attorney are exempt from being hired by WellSprings as per PA State Regulation.

    (Medicare will not work under current government regulations)

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  • Private Pay – If the care recipient would like to pay privately from savings, assets, reverse mortgages, life insurance policies, or another form of payment, WellSprings can train and hire the family member as an employee. In this scenario, the caregiver would be paid by WellSprings as well as covered by our insurance as long as the policy accepts family caregivers. The care recipient would be billed directly by WellSprings.

  • Veterans Benefit – There are several different benefits available from the Veteran’s Administration. Each benefit has a different set of qualifications so the individual would have to reach out to the VA to see if they can qualify. WellSprings can also help with this. Different benefits include:

  • Veteran’s Directed Care
  • Aid and Attendance Benefits
  • Housebound Benefits
  • Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

What do clients get when they have a loved one caring for them?

  • 29% lower hospitalization rate 
  • Comfort 
  • Reliability 
  • Coverage from the agency if needed 
  • Family Member is fully insured through WellSprings

What do Caregivers (Family or Friends) get?

  • Instant Daily Pay 
  • Caregiver Training and Support 
  • Benefits
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Those who join us by the end of the month get our VIP Care Management Program FREE of charge! This includes benefit verifications, drop by visits, coverage when your aide is away, Caregiver training and 24/7 access to our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get Medicaid?2023-07-05T16:29:42-04:00

If you think you will qualify for Medicaid, give us a call and our partner can help you fill out the application!

Do you have to have Medicaid?2023-07-05T16:29:45-04:00

Do you have to have Medicaid?

Will I have to pay for this program?2023-07-05T16:27:50-04:00

Nope! This is completely funded by Medicaid.

What if my caregiver can’t work?2023-07-05T16:27:03-04:00

We always recommend you have 2 caregivers sign up with us, that way one can offer coverage for the other.

Can I take care of my spouse?2023-07-05T16:26:06-04:00

No, unfortunately the State does not allow a spouse in the program at this time.

Can I switch from another agency to WelllSprings?2023-07-05T16:24:55-04:00

Yes! Give us a call and we can take the reins for you.

What is the schedule?2023-07-05T16:23:11-04:00

You and your caregiver/client decide on a schedule that works best for both of you.

Are there benefits?2023-07-05T16:21:52-04:00

Yes, you have the option to choose which benefit plan works best for you!

Do I need to be certified?2023-07-05T16:21:11-04:00

No! We will provide everything you need including the training

When will I get paid?2023-07-05T16:20:05-04:00

Pay is bi-weekly but soon switching to weekly. You will also have Instant Pay!

How much will I get paid?2023-07-05T16:18:38-04:00

Pay and benefits are dependent on location, call us to find out! 

What Do People Say About
WellSprings Home Care?

We are the highest rated home care agency in Google for Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Bucks county.

Statistics of Unpaid Family Caregivers

According to the AARP and National Alliance for Caregiving:

  • 43.5 million adults in the US have provided caregiving services with no compensation.
  • The average caregiver works 24 hours per week unpaid, while many report caregiving over 40 hours per week with no pay.
  • Health: 22% of caregivers have reported a decline in their own health due to the strain of caregiving.

According ClearCare

  • 61% of family caregivers suffer from depression.


According to UnitedHealthCare

  • The ratio of family caregivers that are able to provide care is declining from 7:1 in 2010 to 4:1 in 2030. This means fewer family members are able to assist with unpaid care as time passes.
  • 4 out of 10 family caregivers report financial strains due to caregiving


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