What is home care?

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Home care can mean family members are caring for people in the home. However, it can also mean hiring someone to come into the home to care for an elder or whomever needs care.

In-home care agencies abound. You can hire them for blocks of time. Some of them provide nursing care, but most of the care is what is called "custodial." That means daily living tasks.

Most of the time, people have to pay for this care privately, however some people on Medicaid can get some hours of in-home care paid. If the care receiver has a long-term care policy, some of these insurance policies pay for in-home care (or a portion of the cost).

In-home care can give respite (a break) for the family member who is home with the care receiver all day, too, if that is the case. There are many uses for in-home care.

If you hire an agency, ask for references and check them out. Some are wonderful and others aren't as good.

I hope this helps,
Carol
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i am taking care of my elderly mother 24/7 and because of this i have not been able to secure a job of my own, what do i have to do to get paid for taling care of my mother, i live in ny
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home health care is one of the long-term care settings which allows you to receive long-term care services at home, family members are usually the primary caregiver. You also have the option of hiring home health aides or professional caregivers. Home care is generally the most affordable among ltc settings.
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pretty dam self expanatory , really ..
kidding .
whatever its becoming , i just watched home therapy / care follow my aunt home from a normal hospital and rehab stay . noone asked for them they just seemed to have been attached , AND paid for by medicare .
go usa ..
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Does medicad or some other agency pay a caregiver attending to an elderly relative?
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can a caregiver be paid per Medicare/Medicaid for caring for their mother?
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I don't think you as a family member can get paid, and why should you?

I have a job, AND take care of mom. It's very stressful and it's affecting MY HEALTH. This usually happens when you take care of family. I helped out an elderly neighbor at one time, and didn't find it as difficult as I do with a loved one. It's a whole different ball game.

I have heard (2nd, 3rd hand info) that there is quite a bit of money going to family members for BABYSITTING, if a mother goes to work (on welfare). Can anyone confirm this?

If that is true then the government should have something in place for elderly caretakers. After all, that job is 10x harder than babysitting. Insurances don't pay for home care, unless it's nursing.
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No pammiejoans, they can not. Medicare and Medicaid contract only with agencies. Now if you can get the agency to hire you, they would pay you. No other way.
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Im wondering if i tell them i do everything for her are they gonna think she doesnt need as much help.. i dont want to be full time caregiver or be paid , I dont want to cook everyday and clean up after her and drive her to appts, so what do i say? Shes not my relative and I dont want money, but she needs help with everything, and is a diabetic with heartfailure and is at risk of falling.. im just so worried we wont get many hours because she lives with me and i do it all .. any suggestions or anyone know what i should say we meet with them today..
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I have heard about CINTAA Home Care who provide elder care services at home. I think you should have to hire them for taking care of your mother.
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