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My mother enlaw is taking care of her mother,80 year`s old,she want`s to know if there is finaical aide out there some where to help (like care giver`s pay) or something in that order?if so where would she go for finaical aide?Please help!

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If any of these seniors have prior time in the military there could be some assistance thru the VA. The VA has a benefit called the Aid and Attendance Program. The person does not have to be retired military to qualify and it also covers spouses and widows.
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My dad is 93 and lives in his own house. His needs have increased to the point that I have to be with him a good part of the day. I could no longer keep up with my work and I work only part-time. Now, my hours have been cut, and it's really difficult. Is there any way I can get financial aid for myself? I just can't find any answers.
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Local churches almost always have Benevolency funds for things like this. Don't be afraid to ask.
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Thanks, Anne, but would you elaborate on keeping my nose clean? Appreciate it.
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Yeah, run!

Seriously, you are a saint. I'd be wary, though. Not everything sounds too good here. Keep real good notes and keep your nose clean. Pray
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Hi ... sorry about the long post, but to finish it, I just feel this daughter and her family have priorities that don't support well a caregiver. She is a supervisor and is quite alpha and set in her ways. She has expressed that she doesn't want to hear requests for changes from her subordinates unless they also offer some alternatives they feel may work. So, I'm putting together a similar presentation. We are in Antioch, CA -- east of San Francisco about 50 miles. Does anyone have suggestions for resources. He is not a veteran and I will look into the options discussed above, but perhaps someone knows of Bay Area, or CA-specific options for both financial aid and senior-center type assistance on the weekends, etc. Even if I don't stay much longer, this could help my successor -- and the family too. I'm not too keen on getting this financial assistance in the daughter's name as she may be inclined to keep the money herself. I believe she's already collecting some money from him for household expenses. He's also a homeowner and another daughter lives in that house. So, he's not indigent by a long shot. Thanks for any ideas.
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I had a new little nonprofit before I got back into caregiving. The economy put me in dire straits and I became sorely financially stressed, needing to move. I put together all I could offer as a caregiver (I do have experience) and my request was for a bedroom, office space, some storage and pantry, and the use of an auto (as mine had been stolen and uninsured for this). I couldn't seem to get an appointment with an agency for nonmedical live-in caregiving in a timely fashion, so I placed an ad on Craigslist. The next day, I saw an ad that I followed up on -- for the position I currently have. The people, daughter of the elderly man living with her, her fiance and her 6-yr son, are quite nice. She said she wanted someone for full-time coverage, which I agreed to, had a car for my occasional personal use and for his errands, appointments, etc, a beautiful home with pool/spa, bedroom, office, pantry space, etc...basically everything I requested. I learned by full-time, she meant 24/7 where I have to watch over him (he's in 1st stage alzheimers, and is a heart patient, and generally mobile an doing well) and have to coordinate to leave site at all, especially for anything personal. Initially, there would be all kinds of help to cover for me, and the sense was that my charge would want to go to church and I could go every week with him without any constraints. I'm trying to get back to my church on Sundays and it's been like pulling teeth to get him to go or any tangible support for that. They all go to church, though her father refuses to go. I requested no money and they do not wish to reconsider our deal, other than to try to provide me more ready coverage so I can do some personal things. I see they spend quite a bit of money on take out food, on electronics, etc, etc, but I also see the bills all don't get paid (the power and gas was actually shut off once already
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JennaLynn- Check out this URL. It's the result of a search at ClinicalTrials.gov for "hip replacement"..http://a.gd/f5.

Be sure to read about clinical trials carefully before proceeding. The referenced government site offers information you need to consider before agreeing to any participation.

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There is nothing worse than being without money or insurance in this country and needing surgery. You may have a tall hill to climb with this one. A few suggestions:

1. Check with your state regarding their indigent care services.
2. See if your state offers "no fault" health insurance. It can get pricey but the costs may be less than the payment plan you work out with the hospital.
3. Contact the nearest teaching hospital. They may be low cost program where student doctors perform the surgery under the direct, table side supervision of skilled surgeons.
4. A real long shot would be to contact the manufacturers of hip prosthetics. They may have new products to test and offer low cost/no cost surgery as part of their research programs.

Best of luck to you and your mom. I know it's difficult to see someone you love in constant, debilitating pain with no way to relieve it.

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Can anyone help? My mother, who is 57 years old, is suffering from a complete degerneration of her left hip joint. Her doctor has advised a total hip replacement as soon as possible. The problem lies in that my parents have NO insurance. Due to my mother's "pre-exsisting condition" she is difficult to insure, and even if she could find a company to insure her, the payments are so outrageous that my parents can't afford to pay the premium. I've looked into getting her on disability, but apparently the state in which we live, Oregon, has no such program. My parents don't own a home or property. They have minimal regular income. The hospital has agreed to work with us on a payment plan for the surgery, but even the payments would be difficult to bear. Any ideas on financial aid for this procedure? My mom is in constant, debilitating pain and NEEDS this surgery to regain her life.
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