Getting paid as a sitter

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Mom has Altzheimers and has lived with me for 8 years. She pays her own way at day care and for part time sitters. I carry her to daycare, shopping, and doctors. Each day I help her bathe, dress, fix breakfast, give pills and do breathing and other treatments as well. At night I do the same thing and laundry. The past year has been rough for me financially. I would like for mother to pay me for 5 hrs a day at the same rate she pays her other sitters. I asked irs about this and they said it might be a problem since she was living in my home but they did not provide me with a definitive answer. It seems to me that I should be able to get paid like the other sitters. Does anyone know the rules?

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Is there a generic form for caregiver/sitters to sign for taking care of someone?
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Can people get paid to take the elderly to doctors appts, grocery shopping etc. It appears many ppl can still do there own shopping and going to the dr but cant drive. I think it is important for them to feel independant and would like to know if medicare or medicaid help pay someone for this. Thanks
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I have found tha t calling the creidt company directly usually takes care of the problemmand what mI also do it call the company their number should be on the credit report and I tell them the DAs of my state and county anduse there names do not like scammers and will take action but the credit card company usually helps since you did not sign for the service and it sounds like your mother used the card without your permission since you did not even know about it in the first place-it is to your advantgage that she used your credit card. Their numner in on the back of the card and it should have been on your statement- my husband some how signed up for a service and we had been paying monthly for two years and when I took over the bills I noticed it and called the company and they were not helpful so called the credit card and got my money replaced into my credit it was only 260.00 but I got it taken care of easily and one time he ordered a pearl necklace and it was junk and by calling the credit card company we got a considerable amount of money returned, Good luck.
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My mom passed february 23 ,she left behind alot of debt but one of her bills has my name on it,i never knew about this until we were going through her items and found it,i had my credit report pulled for the first time and its on my credit report,i was told to write a letter to the company,but i don't know how to start or exactly what to say,can someone out there PLEASE help me. Super lost and frustrated!!!
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Is anyone the Power of Attorney of the parent? Does POA have a different turn on how I can be paid or 'pay' myself for this loving yet 'hard job'?
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I'M NOT UNDERSTANDING THAT AT ALL KEN.. PARENTS ARE ALLOWED TO GIVE THIER KIDS UP TO $10K A YEAR WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM.. OR A LARGER AMOUNT PRORATED... MY MOM DID THAT WITH MY BROTHER AND I THREE YEARS AGO. ALL WAS REPORTED TO THE IRS ON HER NOT OUR TAX RETURNS.. IT WAS A GIFT.. I HAVE NO CLUE WHY THIS LAWYER DREW UP PAPERS ON THIS KINDA STUFF AT ALL OTHER THEN TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF YOU..
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Ok folks, Here is the way all this paying for services stuff works. I am speaking for my state of Massachusetts,but I am sure other states have similar laws. My father has been living with me for 5 months and has been paying me $1,000 monthly. You have to draft a legal contract between you and the person that is receiving the care. You both agree on a price and the services that are being given and have them notorized and witnessed. The reason I am charging my dad this amount is because I am building an addition and this is the only way to pay for it. You cannot take money unless you are providing a service in return. You must list all services you are providing for the person to justify what you are charging them! Even though I am having a room built, I cannot make him pay for it in the lump sum or having him give me a large gift of money. The reason for having the contract done is to show and justify all money that is being transferred to you from the person being taken care of. This way if they ever have to go on state aid( Medicare )you will not have to pay back the money or pay a penalty. They will usually go back 3-5 years so be careful what you spend and how. You will have to prove all that you spend.Even after you have the contract done, you must keep a paper trail of all receipts and payments made or you may have to verify them later. I actually had a lawyer write up my contract, but you may be able to find something on one of these web sites and to it without a lawyer.
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sorry that is not the solution is to put my dad in a nursing hm i would never do that my family is being vindictive and thats all my dad chose me above them and now look my dad has not lasted he in the hos now becasue of my selfish sisters and brother he is sick now and they tried to hid it from us he has pnumonia now i have beeen gone two weeks so regardless if i spent my dad money or not i took dame good care of him i lost two good jobs because my family didn't want to help me but they wanted to take me to court but they can't even take care of him but they want control they can't even control their own HOME
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SAD TO SAY BILLSGIRL.. NO THERE ISN'T. NOT UNLESS YOUR MOTHER IF SHE IS OF SOUND MIND AGREES TO PAY YOU X AMOUNT PER MONTH FOR HER CARE. IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.
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i too am in the same position as the others above. i had been caring for my mother and dad. he at his house and mom at hers. going from each others house until dad died about three years ago. he left me his house and the rest of mortgage on it. so i moved mom to my house. well we have 14 stairs to just get to the front door. so we have moved back to mom's house since she has only the poarch to step up on. i can't not work anymore for caring for my 80 year old mom. my husband gets ss ck every month which isn't much concidering we have to pay the mortgage on our house. i am 52 but not old enough to retire. isn't there compensation for the caregivers who can't work and caring for their parents?
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