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I live in Florida and when I called my local elder care office I was told the payment for in home care was $106 per month. I had heard that the program was called cash and counseling and may pay more. My option is to put him in assisted living and they will pay them thousands of dollars a month. They don't think much of me.
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I found this information at another website (wisegeek.com)

"In most states, Medicaid will pay for some forms of in-home care and hospice care. However, since Medicaid is a state program, each state has different rules for who can qualify for home care and how it is paid. It's important to talk to your caseworker or other advocate about the requirements for your particular state.

Medicaid is a state-based healthcare program for people with low income and limited assets. It will pay for basic health care and home care depending on your income and what other types of insurance you have available. If you receive Medicare and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) related to a disability, you should contact your caseworker to find out if you also qualify for Medicaid in your state.

In some cases where a Medicaid recipient is on a Managed Care Program, a special waiver may be required to receive home care services. If Medicaid denies your request for home care, you have a right to know the reason for the denial and a right to appeal the decision. Contact your case coordinator, Medicaid caseworker, healthcare advocate or ombudsman for more information about the procedures in your state."

However, this does not clearly explain whether it is permissible for an in-home care provider to be related to the person, and whether or not family members providing such care would be reimbursed by Medicaid, or through the person's social security income.

Anyone have any personal insights to share?

~FyreFly
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Are you asking if Medicaid will pay a family member to provide in-home care? I've never heard that they do (I could be wrong, tho) ... but try "Home Instead" - look up information for how to become a caregiver. Not only do they provide training and a supplemental income, but it may actually be a good career choice. Worth looking into.

~FyreFly
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