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That’s a very common question asking about being paid. Majority of grown children do not get paid for caring for their parent, unless the parent is financially able to pay from their own pocket. If a parent can afford to pay you, the parent might as well hire a certified trained caregiver allowing you to keep a full-time job.

If you live in the States, see If your parent qualifies for Medicaid, the State might allow a trained Caregiver come in to help for a couple hours. Also check to see if your State is one of those States that has a “Cash and Counseling” program to help you out, it‘s worth looking into. Note that each State has their own rules, regulations, and programs.

Also contact your county agency on aging for programs such as Case Management, Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, housing, care referrals, etc,... go to the website link below.... click on your State.... now click on the city/county. https://www.agingcare.com/local/Area-Agency-on-Aging

And please come back to the forums if you have any Caregiving questions, we would be more than happy to share our experiences with you, and give you ideas on what to do.
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I was told that Medicaid now pays for care in the home, and that, if approved, it can be paid to family who is the caregiver. We did not apply for that because I am not the direct care giver, since I live out of town from parents. I just coordinate care and handle the financial aspects of their lives. I would think that one of the agencies recommended or even the state health dept (which will coordinate the Medicaid in your state) could advise if this is a benefit in your state. While Medicaid is a federal program, it is put together in different ways in different states.
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This question comes up a lot. As my mother's monthly income was $1, 223, there was no way I was taking any of it. I was capable of earning a living.
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I thought medicaid only orovidee 2 hour a day in home?
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There are states where you can get over $1000 per month stipend to care for your Mom if you live with her or vice versa. I don't know all the rules. The states are TX, CT, IN, LA, MA, RI, OH. Call your local Area Agency on Aging about companies who provide this service. Just make sure you are asking about a service where you live with the person and get paid a stipend to do it. There are more and more companies doing it everyday and the states that have the service are increasing too.

This information is from another person on this site who works at one of these companies.
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Coloresue, what is the name of the program and is it in NH. Isnt it only medicaid that give 2 hours a day?
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I don't know the name of the companies that offer it because this site won't allow names to be published. I think if you start at the Area Agency on Aging they should be able to direct you to any companies offering this service. I'll be back with the person's name who works at one of the companies and maybe you can talk some other way than on here.
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BettyA2007 is the person you want to contact on this site.
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Yes, Cash and Counseling, also referred to as Consumer Direction Care Programs, allow people, that are Medicaid eligible, to hire whomever they want to provide their care and decide for themselves if they would rather hire a home care agency, or pay a friend or relative to do it. The services paid for by the state are part of the elder's authorized Medicaid care plan. This means that relatives, adult children, in-laws, or grandchildren could be hired and paid for the care they provide – spouses are excluded. In other words, family members could become paid caregivers.
The money can also be used to purchase items related to their activities of daily living; a cleaning service, meal preparation, laundry service and transportation for medical appointments are also acceptable services.
There are 4 different types of Cash and Counseling Programs, available in 49 states as of June 2015.Check out cash and counseling programs through medicaid, crazy but it can not be your spouse unless divorced.....it's not terribly much I have heard but may be enough to help you out! Best of luck!
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Bridgesofcare1, regarding the Cash & Counseling program... disability requirements differ State by State and program by program, but it is worth looking into. Usually a person who requires skilled nursing can apply for Cash and Counseling programs.

A person is given an "allowance" to use for whatever they need to help in their care. So it depends on how much allowance is budgeted for paid care. Other costly expenses can eat into that allowance.

Please note that the Cash & Counseling program is for all age groups that are getting Medicaid. There might be a waiting list to get onto this program. The monies for said programs come from the Federal and State governments via our tax dollars.
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