I live with my fiancee' in his house. His mother has an apartment downstairs and is very independent. I do not want to take that away from her so i am her full time caregiver. I take care of everything for her. I encourage her to do things on her own. It is working out pretty well. The problem is that I rarely get out of the house unless it is on an errand for the family. I make sure she has her meds, and that she takes her meds accordingly. I make sure she has groceries and cook for her often. I keep her clothes washed, and have now started bathing her and washing her hair, cutting her nails, and any and all other hygene related tasks regarding that area. I take care of her pets, one dog and one cat. I take care of the garden which she enjoys so much. I make sure she has appropriate clothing. I get her to the doctor when that is necessary, to the dentist, to the eye doctor. I try to keep her apartment clean. In other words, I do practically everything for her. I absolutely adore her and we spend time together just talking. She loves to talk about her past and I enjoy hearing the stories.
Her apartment was built to be very safe - all electric so not to worry about carbon monoxide poising or fire.
I am totally disabled and am receiving a measly $698.00 per month to pay bills, buy groceries, etc. which leaves not much left to do anything with.
My question is whom do I contact to see about getting so type of salary or payment for all that I do as a full time care giver. It takes a lot more out of a person than I ever imagined possible.
I cannot go outside to home to try for a part-time job, because I have to make sure she doesn't get out of the house and wonder off. (That happened once and I WILL NEVER GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
So please, if someone out there can point me in the right direction to get some information, I would be eternally grateful.
THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU, AND MAY GOD SMILE ON YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE.
Most sincerely thankful, I am