I took my 83 yr old mother to her hair dresser a few days ago, and a woman who works there commented "that I should look into social security paying me, for taking care of my parents." She claims she has a neighbor who was paid by the feds, in order to take care of her elderly parents. The hair dresser lady said, "that the Federal Government would rather pay you; to take care of your parents, then to run up medicare charges for nursing home fees."
This doesn't seem possible to me, so I thought I would ask the experts here? I live in north east IL, if that plays into the equation with social security? As as side note, I have been taking care of my parents full time since 2006. My mom is 83, and my dad is 84. I had to quite my job in 2006 into order to care for them full time.
Any input on the matter is appreciated!
I try to look at the month and year posted. Also if there are tons of answers. Also, the last time the OP posted. Some post and never post again.
If Mom is now on Medicaid, make an appointment with the case worker to come in and discuss Mom's current needs. The case worker will determine what kind of in-home help Mom is eligible for. (This can vary wildly by state.) For example, they may conclude that by their guidelines she is eligible to get 12 hours help per week, plus cleaning and laundry service. Then the next step is to arrange for the services authorized. In your case you'd probably want to use those hypothetical hours on Saturday and Sunday.
One can call their State Medicaid office to see if the parent(s) could qualify for any of the State Medicaid programs. If yes, please note that each State has their own rules, regulations, and programs. What was available maybe years ago might not be available today, or there might be new programs but there is a waiting list, etc.
It it 7.18 per TWO WEEKS............,.
------------------------------AND CAREGIVERS WORK FOR CLIENTS. .........
I care for mom 24/7, and I get a whopping 7.18 hrs per WEEK to cover what I do . Yes, it is better than zero, but is tantamount to humiliation. Less than ONE hr. Per day.
M88 in sunny California. Broken♥, empty pockets.
The Federal government already offers free telephone service to those who cannot afford a telephone, this was placed into service by President Ronald Reagan back in the 1980's.