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I have an elderly friend who is in the nursing home. She wants to come and live with me. She has been a friend of our family for over 20 years. She is asking me to seek out programs that would pay me to stay home and care for her full time. I believe she said it was costing Medicaid 6000.00 per month to stay in the nursing home. She said she had heard of programs that Medicaid would be glad to pay someone that could save them some of these monies. Any information would be helpful.
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Ramona J.
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Laws and regulations vary by state. But some will provide at least some pay for family members who provide care. It takes some research and digging to uncover the resources you need. Getting a paycheck for being a family caregiver is not easy. Here are some government programs that are worth looking into, however, because every bit helps.

https://www.agingcare.com/Featured-Stories/120513/10-Government-Programs-You-Can-Access-for-Mom-or-Dad.htm

Also, be sure to check out the links that our wise members have provided earlier in this post: http://www.n4a.org and http://www.benefitscheckup.org - they're great resources, and could help you uncover some money you're entitled to.
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