What is the Kinship Program?
Financial help for families!
The Moore Center’s Kinship program is a wonderful new option that enables families to be compensated up to $2,100 per month (tax free) for caring for a loved one at home, in lieu of having them placed in a nursing home. It provides a better quality of life, while also offering financial support for the loved one who’s providing the care. It’s estimated that 80% of adults living at home who are elderly or have a disability receive care from a loved one, and a caregiver of a family member who qualifies for the Choices for Independence program can receive financial support from the State of New Hampshire.
Kinship Program Requirements
Below are the requirements for participating in the Kinship program. You can always contact our Kinship team at 603-206-2701 to guide you through the process. You can also request information through the form below, or email us and we’ll get back to you promptly.
Here are the general steps to participate in our Kinship program:
- Get qualified for Medicaid and the Choices for Independence program
- Once you’re qualified, they’ll assign you to a case manager
- Have your case manager contact The Moore Center to enroll in the Kinship program
Listen to the Kinship program discussion on WFEA Radio here:
How do I Qualify?
To start the process to determine if you are eligible for Kinship Care, the first step is to contact a ServiceLink office near you. They will determine if you are eligible for Medicaid and the Choices for Independence (CFI) program. They determine this based on care needs and financial assets of the person in need of care.
Once eligibility is determined, you will be assigned to a case manager and we’ll get notification and authorization directly from them. Once we have that in hand, our Program Coordinator will give you a call to set up your intake meeting to get you started.
In general, candidates who qualify for Kinship Care:
Meet both the financial and clinical eligibility requirements for the New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS’) Choices for Independence (CFI) Program
Have declining health and/or have lost the ability to live alone
May already be living with a family caregiver and are eligible for the CFI program due to increasing care needs
May be planning to leave a nursing facility but do not want to, or are unable to care for themselves.
Have medical diagnoses and conditions that can be safely managed in a private home setting
The Moore Center’s Kinship Care team will provide on-going support and oversight to ensure a successful Kinship Care placement.
Questions? If you’d like more information about our services, we’re happy to help. Just call 603-206-2701 or email the Kinship Care Program Director. Our address is:
The Moore Center
195 McGregor Street, Unit 400
Manchester, NH 03102
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
If you’re a member of the media and would like to do a story about our Kinship Care program and the people we serve, please contact us at 603-206-2701 or send us a note.