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"How Can I Get Paid for Taking Care of My Elderly Parents?"

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I live in Foley Alabama & am inquiring about getting compensated for the care of my Mom.

I live in Florida and had to leave my job to take care of my elderly mother. Is there any compensation for people like me?

In Pittsburgh, Pa. contact:
Area Agency on Aging
441 Smithfield Street
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222-2219
SeniorLine: (412) 350-5460
Toll Free: (800) 344-4319
Fax: (412) 350-4330
TDD/TTY: (412)350-2727
Business Office: (412) 350-4234
e-mail: SeniorLine@dhs.county.allegheny.pa.us.area
In Pittsburgh, you cannot be paid as a caregiver if you are also the person's P.O.A.

Just wanting to know Iam employed at chilcare worker at the moment,but want to leave and look after my mum am I entitled to get paid for doing this

Is there a centre in Perth Western Australia

Hello, I've been taking by care of my father who is 82 years old. He's permenantly disabled. He receives retirement and has Medicare. I quit my job of 8 years to care for him. How can I find out if I'm eligible for benefits.

What about car usage? We've been having a lot of financial and car problems. We've only had one car for over a year and we have to spread that one car over 4 people -- I have to use it to help my mother and do her driving and my husband has to do the same with his father. A couple of months ago we had to buy another (small, used) car in an emergency situation, to replace our 14 yr. old car that was in bad shape. (My husband had been using that car to help his father and do his driving for almost 10 yrs.) We had to cash in some retirement money for the down payment and had to take out a loan for the rest.

While my mother has her car sitting in her driveway doing nothing. She won't expect my siblings and their families, with all of their cars, to do any of her driving, and they don't. She won't use her community's shuttle bus or take a cab or use grocery delivery service. I keep reminding her that we only have one car, but she's dismissive, as usual. She's said that if I don't take her to her doctors' appointments, she doesn't have any way of getting there. What if I have car problems or just don't have use of a car -- she won't be able to get to the doctor?

My father-in-law gave my sister-in-law his car for free, because they didn't think she should have to scrape up her own money and take out a loan to buy her own car (the way we had to). I think whoever the parent gives their car to, should be the one who has to do the parent's driving. But that's not how it works with my in-laws. Sister-in-law gets the free car and my husband is expected to do their father's driving with our only car, with the monthly loan payments.

bluesgirl53, the majority of grown children do not get paid for caring for their parent unless the parent can pay you directly from their own retirement fund. You would need to set up an employment contract stating how many hours per week you will work, what are your duties, and the hourly rate decided between you and your Mom... you would be responsible for payroll taxes.

To get paid going back ten years, that depends if your mother can afford to pay you for the past ten years.

If your mother is on Medicaid, check with your State Medicaid office to see if your State has any type of caregiver payment program... not many States do... if they do, chances are it would be minimum wage at a few hours per week. And no, you would not be paid for the past 10 years.

i have been caring for my mother for 10 yrs now with no help. how can i get paid for doing this and can i go back the 10 yrs.

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i have took care of my two elderly parents for two years.i'm in need of money to get help with them. i need to take time for me too. does anyone know how to get help?