A live-in aid is a caregiver who lives with the client, rather than having a separate home. Typically, this person is the sole caregiver of the client 24 hours a day. The client will provide the aide with a comfortable bed, linens, blankets, and their personal items, as well as supplies and transportation. While live-in aides are not responsible for the care of the client’s personal belongings, they will make sure they are comfortable while staying in the home.
In order to qualify as a live-in aide, an individual must have a disability. If a person is disabled, this individual must qualify under HUD’s Section 8 program or Housing Vouchers. If the individual is a child of a disabled parent, the child can request a live-in aide for him or her. In addition, the parent must certify that the child is disabled. The live-in aide will be an employee of the landlord or PHA.