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What is Structured Family Caregiving (SFC)?

The Indiana Structured Family Care Program provides financial and support services for caregivers, including a tax-free daily stipend and coaching from a professional care team.

Under the Structured Family Care program, you can become a paid caregiver for a family member who needs home care services!

The paid caregiver is responsible for providing the recipient’s care, including help with activities of daily living, housekeeping, transportation, and other personal care needs.

The SFC program requires a caregiver to live with the care recipient (next door or in the same building is acceptable in most cases). Compensation is provided to the caregiver for providing care to the person who would otherwise require nursing home level care.

The goals of this service include:


Supporting family caregivers through health education, counseling and coordinating a care plan.


Maintaining the patient’s independence in a familiar home environment.


Offering care by a reliable family member and supporting the needs of the family caregiver as the needs of the patient change.

How this service works

Adult children are the most common caregivers, but spouses, parents and other adults may also qualify.

A case manager and nurse develop a caregiving plan. Typical tasks include help with eating, bathing, housekeeping and other daily activities.

The state regularly monitors the quality of care. Caregivers submit a daily log and communicate with a case manager and nurse.


Carolyne Bidlack
SFC Program Director
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Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm M-F

Todd Long
Executive Director
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Marsha Hunt
Patient Intake Coordinator
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