New MexiCare

Caregiver Health Model

The New MexiCare Caregiver Health Model is a program to provide financial assistance and training to caregivers who are assisting friends or family members with daily activities due to physical or cognitive limitations. The goal of the program is to allow older adults to thrive in their homes and communities and reduce nursing home placements and emergency department visits.

If your friend or family member lives in Catron, De Baca County, Harding, Lincoln, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra,Taos, or Valencia, they may be eligible for funding to pay caregivers for home care services.

Interested individuals may apply online:

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or by contacting the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department at 1-866-654-3219 and select Option #4.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Applicant must be age 60+​
  • Have cognitive or physical limitations requiring assistance with two or more activities of daily living such as: feeding, dressing, personal hygiene, incontinence, toileting, and/or ambulating (walking)​
  • Cannot be eligible for Medicaid​​
  • Maximum Gross Income Level
    • $3,300/month for an individual​​
    • $6,600/month for a couple​​
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  • Resource Level​​ (total for savings plus checking accounts)​​​
    • $19,800/month for an individual​​
    • $39,600/month for a couple​​

After you apply:

  • A Community Engagement Specialist will contact the applicant to conduct an in-home assessment – this may take up to 30 business days depending on the number of applicants.
  • If eligible, you will receive up to $1,000 for up to 12 months to assist with paying caregiver(s) who provide homecare, respite/daycare, transportation, and home health & safety monitoring services.
  • The maximum monthly allotment is $1,000.
  • The Community Engagement Specialist will assist with the development of an individualized service plan.
  • All caregivers must complete a criminal background check which may take up to 10 business days.
  • Caregivers will be required to attend 12 hours of on-line training per year.

Contact the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department at 1-866-654-3219 and select Option #4.

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