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Code of Virginia
Title 63.2. Welfare (Social Services)
Chapter 22. Virginia Caregivers Grant Program
5/23/2019

§ 63.2-2200. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

"Activities of daily living" or "ADLs" means bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, bowel control, bladder control, and eating/feeding.

"Assistance" means aid that is required to be provided by another person in order to safely complete the activity.

"Care for a mentally or physically impaired person" means assistance with the activities of daily living provided to such person when the person has been screened and has been found to be eligible, in accordance with relevant state regulations, for placement and Medicaid reimbursement for services in an assisted-living facility or a nursing home or for receiving community-based long-term care services.

"Caregiver" means an adult who is a single person with a Virginia adjusted gross income of not more than $50,000, or married and the combined Virginia adjusted gross income of both spouses is not more than $75,000 who provides care for a mentally or physically impaired person within the Commonwealth. A caregiver shall be either related by blood, marriage, or adoption to, or the legally appointed guardian of, the mentally or physically impaired person for whom he is caring.

"Fund" means the Virginia Caregivers Grant Fund established by § 63.2-2202.

"Mentally or physically impaired person" means a person who is a resident of Virginia that requires assistance with two or more activities of daily living during more than half the year.

1999, cc. 737, 763, § 63.1-331; 2002, c. 747; 2007, c. 588.

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