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Took care until death. It was for 7 months approx. 25 days per month, from 2-5 hours. Last 4 days was 24 hour care straight until death. I cooked for him, took care of all medicine picking up from drug store doing pill box etc. Last 4 days changed diapers, bathroom issues etc. Have been told I should submit a bill to estate for services especially since I never got a thank you from his daughter or son. My husband is his other son he lived in the home of the other one. Had to go there every day.

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Uh-uh. Not angry. I'm just sorta blunt. ;)
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blclymer, did you keep a log of each day you spent caregiving, thus the number of hours for each day.... plus copies of receipts for money that you used for care? If so, maybe that would be all you need to get reimbursed.

The only thing that might be questioned is what would have been your wages... what you decided is the best hourly rate might not be what the estate would agree upon. That should have been negotiated starting with day one of caregiving.
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You sound a little angry there. Was just asking a question. There of course is more to the story that I didn't post. Didn't mean to upset anyone.
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Good luck with that. In my opinion, you will simply stir a hornet's nest. You cannot impose a contract where none existed. If you expected to be paid, you should have made that clear while he was alive -- and gotten written agreement before you continued.
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He had made me his medical advocate through his attorney. In that it states I can be reimbursed for any expenses incurred. I took that to mean hours spent from my regular job to be with him, gas expenses and food and necessities I purchased for him. Yes, my husband knows and has encouraged me. Rift is already there in family.
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Did you have a caregiver contract in place? Was there an agreement to pay you? Who told you to submit bill-your husband or someone else? If no agreement was in place with family or father-in-law, you may be out of luck. Also make sure husband knows what you are doing so that does not cause a rift in family.
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