How does a caregiver determine the appropriate sum to care for an aging parent in order to establish a care contract?

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No additional family available to assist with care. Is it a monthly lump sum or based on a per hour figure? If so, what is a reasonable hourly rate?

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If your mom is on medicaid you can get paid by them for caregiving. Did you know that? What is a Title 19? Perhaps this is what I am talking about.
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A full time shift of 3 ladies is $11,000 a month, here in Tucson.

It makes assisted living, seem cheap.
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I've been on a care giver employment arrangement.. Problem being moms last fall put her In rehab.. so. It was all out of pocket $$$$$$ ate up all of the bank account, I'm still doing the work just not getting paid.. I'm eligible for unemployment ( for the time I was getting paid) on paper but because of my " domestic responsibilities" I cant collect which is just plain old BS !!!
the rate of pay was based on 3 categories. 1.. Homemaking @15.84 2.medical @22.50 and 3 anything financial and home maintenance etc..30.00
and they wanted me to keep a daily time sheet???? how do the put down that I'm on the phone with bank and making lunch and doing laundry while I'm on eternal hold???????? I've been at this for a little over 2 1/2 years...
I'm trying to get mom on Title 19 and hopefully I can get reimbursed for my time.. cause I have no income... and I'm saving the state thousands of $$$
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Thank you captain and malloryg8r! Very helpful info!
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I have a Caregiver contract with my mom, and we decided on 50% of the going rate in our area ($29/ hr with a 3 hr minimum). I keep track of all my hours, even phone calls I make from my home to make her doctor appts. I would not be making those phone calls except that it is required for her care, so that qualifies as caregiving. However, when I add it all up, I have never been comfortable with every single phone call or every single time I've stopped by her house to pick up mail, etc. So many of the shorter things, I just don't include in my bill (but I still have the notations that I did these things for her ). In my other job, my rate of pay is about $50/hour, so really I am paid a lot less than what I could be making. So I am actually giving mom a really good deal, and for many years I did not receive ANY compensation, so again, she has gotten a great deal. She has also avoided spending about $50,000 or more per year at Assisted living, and that is a great benefit to her overall financials.
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i was told by a va rep that 1700.00 a month was a pretty accepted number and the carer doesnt have to accept that much but thats what aid and attendance allocated .
we had a carer contract drafted by an attorney for a 150 . 00 fee but mostly for the purpose of a possible medicaid lookback . in reality when i could no longer go out to work mom paid about 400 . 00 worth of bills for me each month .
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