Posted by Rachael Tom
September 1, 2020
Are you taking care of a loved one? Carina is a great tool for family providers. Learn how you can use Carina to meet your needs.
Look for part-time work to increase your career hours and qualify for health insurance.
If you work 80 hours per month for 2 months in a row, you will qualify for high-quality health benefits for just $25 per month. You can use Carina to find Medicaid consumers to work with in addition to your loved one. If this sounds appealing, keep in mind that you will have to complete additional training before you can work with non-family members.
Carina can be a great place to find other caregivers to connect with, either locally or online. You could reach out and say hello, swap information about local resources, or even meet for coffee with both of your loved ones that you are caring for. You might even find people who are caring for someone with similar care needs to your own loved one!
Here is what your fellow family providers have already said about using Carina:
"I needed a caretaker for my 6 [year-old] daughter and I liked that I could see the training [that] providers have in their profiles. I like that they have already been through the process with DDA so I could focus on who would be the best fit for our family. I found a provider that I like and it's been great to have her in our home." -Tanya, Family Provider in WA
Ready to give Carina a try?
To sign up and create your profile all you need is your IP One Number or your birth date and the last four digits of your social security number.
Registration only takes 5 minutes and there is no commitment to post a job or hire anyone. Simply take a look around if you are curious!
Carina is a free, online benefit provided by the union contract between SEIU 775 and Washington state.