Is there such thing as a caregivers grant?

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Someone told me that there is a grant for in home caregivers. That you can receive a monthly check for caring for a loved one in our own home. My husband has Alzheimers and we live in ohio. Maybe it's a special state grant. Has anyone heard of this.

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Are you willing to accept care from aides and caregivers who come in to your home?  Medicaid home care programs in your state may pay for an array of home care services that provide care for your husband, and help share the care burden that is on you.  These programs may even include a grant to a child or other family member who lives in the elder's home.

If you husband is a veteran, an Aid and Attendance pension can reimburse you for caregiving costs provided by others, including an adult child.

Talk with an elder law attorney in your state, and you'll be encouraged to find many resources, although you'll probably find there is no cash grant or compensation for providing care to a spouse.
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I just got approved by a federal grant for taking care of my mother at home.It helps to pay for respite care so that you can take care of yourself too. It's yearly and I found out about it by contacting Eastern Agency of Aging.Your state should have a similar agency.I hope this helps. Chris
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Hey stop, that is totally incorrect. There are state grants designed to keep a parent in thier own home, versus the expensive cost of nursing homes. When parents get older, they collect thier long earned social security check and receive medicare. Its cheaper to get a state grant and take care of mom or dad in the home, saving thousands of dollars on the sytem of medicare. As far as college grants? Thats for people who want to borrow money to advance thier education, it has nothing to do with elder care. Hope this clears up your confusion.
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I recall looking into this as I cared for my dad. It is a Federal grant but each state office on aging is able to make up its own rules for administering the grant. In New Mexico, one has to fall below a certain income level to get the grant, so the middle income person c a nnit access it. Check your l i cal or state office on aging to find out the rules in Ohio.
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Yes, i got my mom on a grant through the wisconsin iris grant through aging and disability rescourse center. It actually saves medicare and medicade thousands of dollars a month in nursing care costs. Google it...it will pop right up. She owned her own home and was on social security retirement benefits.
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As to the "handout" mentioned in one of the replies here, there's nothing wrong with taking a handout when it comes in the form of a helping hand. Many caregivers need a helping hand. To "get a better paying job" would likely require working more hours and that would take away hours from the human being who sincerely needs us. If the time comes when I need help and there's a resource set aside in the form of a grant for caregivers I will gratefully take that handout.
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My mom passed away on november 29th of 2016. It was hard work keeping her in the home, meaning in a total commitment, i also hired other people to work, so i can get a break. It was only to the tune of about 1350.00 a month, but she got to stay at home for her end days of her life. It was the least i can do for her, and i was glad that i can give back, afterall she gave me life and was always there for me. RIP mom.
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Here is a list of Area Agencies in Ohio.
https://www.agingcare.com/local/area-agency-on-aging#OH
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Where do you get these caregiver grants? They sound like unicorns - once in a great while, there is a rumour going around that someone has spotted a unicorn! Someone comes forward and swears, yes, there are such things.! .... If there are such grants, and you can actually find out about them, there have to be extenuating circumstances, depending on income, that kind of thing. I do not foresee anything of this nature becoming a 'thing' in years to come! I do hope you find out, though, and take advantage of it if possible.
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Check with the local or state Elder Services. Most should have an Adult Foster Care or PCA program to care for an elder in your home. Unfortunenatly they usually do not cover the spouse caring for the Elder.
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