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Personal Care Agreements Can Compensate Family Caregivers

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My mom has COPD and EMPHASIMA .Also lungs in bad shape.

can I bill our family trust for caregiving after my mother has passed?

My parents live in Ohio. My father is 81 and not well. My mother suffers from Alzheimer's and needs 24 7 care. Considering helping them get on Medicaid and having my husband be their paid caregiver. Financially he has to have some income for us to keep up our bills. Does anyone know how the compensation works or how much?

update: both headstones have been bought, not sure if they were bought out of the insurance money that had for the death in the family, know there's still some left; not sure fully understand the minimums they have, but anyway, but of course now that's raised their assets amount, so they definitely now have more than $2K, so now definitely not qualified for Medicaid; there was possibly a little more given away, not really sure if that's what I was talking about here, or has been since, but, if so, only about once; that's now basically stopped and also what had been charged, besides what had been borrowed, has now been able to be paid off; in spite of the comments that had been made about not having to, which may or may have actually held true in their situation, since he does get a private pension as well as social security, she'd just always not wanted to leave this world owing anybody, so they made it through that time, even with them both getting somewhat worse, although about that same time they did begin to get things worked back out with the help they'd been getting that had retired, to get the extra help that they'd been supposed to have started getting, so they began to get 5 hrs. a day in, his bath again and somewhat some housekeeping help. Turns out the award letter did end up coming to the house, wasn't quite sure how that would work, with giving POA, etc., but guess that doesn't entirely transfer all mail over; not entirely sure she wanted POA to see or know but he did, which opened up the conversation for what it was for and they started getting someone in also on Sundays from 9-5, who, from what I understand, does even more housekeeping, or at least, as I understand, more meal preparation, not entirely sure if just for that day; not exactly sure what had been going on before, but also some extra cooking, treats and such they hadn't been having. However, since things continue to go down, they could still use more; not really sure what the Sunday help does the rest of the time, if she could use more hours, think going to try to begin to try to find out.

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I'm a bit confused. I have moved my father in with us. He has Parkinson's and dementia. Is there a program that will compensate me? I am not able to work, because my father needs 24/7 supervision.

How to get paid for being caregiver 24/7 for my mother with Alzheimer,living with my family husband and 3 children.I can't live her home alone and can't go to work.We try different care, but mom denied all of them and used bad words, humiliated them etc.

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Here are some things to think about if one is trying to decide whether to quit work to care for an aging parent or relative.... on average if a working person quits work he/she will lose over the years between $285,000 and $325,000 which includes not only loss of salary over those years... it also includes the net worth loss of the health insurance coverage.... loss of money being put into Social Security/Medicare..... loss of other benefits such as matching 401(k).... profit sharing.... workman's comp insurance.... company sponsored life insurance.... vacation pay, sick pay.... tuition assistance, etc. [source: in part Reuters 5/30/12]