If you need a live-in aide to take care of you while you are away, it is important to understand the rules surrounding this arrangement. In general, live-in aides are not considered a household member, but they are qualified to reside in a tenant’s unit as a reasonable accommodation for a disability. To get this type of assistance, you must meet certain criteria, including need and contract terms. The live-in aide must also be removed when the tenant no longer needs him or her.
A live-in aide lives with the client, whose primary responsibility is to provide support and assistance. In exchange for the assistance, the live-in aid will not require financial support from the client. The aide should have a driver’s license and be able to travel long distances. Live-in aides can accompany a senior to doctor’s appointments and other appointments. In addition to taking care of the client, live-in aides can also accompany the senior to grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments, or other activities.