Need help us to care for our elders. Pay family members to care for elderly..will cost less than Medicaid Medicare etc..etc..less dementia/Alzheimer's cost this way...let families care for love ones...so not rocket science!!. Too late for me...i lost two jobs..how can i help?
I just read last night that my state (Minnesota) is #1 for quality long-term care, and one of the factors for that is how much support there is for at-home care. I didn't realize this pattern isn't universal. It should be, and even this state could do more.
I'm not sure what you are saying, AunekE.... are you saying the Government should step up to help pay caregivers that are family?
My mother has assets. She would not pay me to care for her unless she were under my roof.
Also, consider that some elderly people have special needs that a lay person, even a loved one, is not equipped to deal with.