Who can I contact to get paid for taking care of my Mother?

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She is 64 she is a diabetic she needs help to get to the bathroom sometimes she doesn't quite make it. I have to remind her to take her meds and take her imsuline i cook for her because she wont eat otherwise

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It is finally time for this country to abandon the anachronistic pioneer modus vivendi that does not fit any longer the today's transformed worldwide societies into democracies where, in order to be eligible to be called as such, their lawful residents (and I underline lawful and not only citizens, since both pays taxes) shall be guaranteed SOCIAL support. Concept this that NOTHING has to do with political ideologies such as socialism and communism, but EVERYTHING as to do with fairness, commons sense, empathy and TRULY understanding of what does it mean to be part of a modern society.
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If she has SSI, there may be a provision for an outside part-time caregiver.
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I knew that would touch a nerve. Yes, I've seen my dear Father through dementia. The best my country does is provide Social Security benefits to the patient. We can do better, but we can also do worse.
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arielrice31, gosh your Mom is very young to need caregiving help. What other medical issues does she have besides being diabetic as having diabetes normally isn't a game stopper for most people.
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When my mother took care of me as a baby, all of us were being financially supported by my father. Generally, caregivers to elderly parents are not being supported by another family member. Most people who ask about payment are former members of the paid work force who are unable to continue as wage earners once they take over care of an elderly parent. They can't afford to maintain themselves without an income.

I wish I could say there was a government program to provide an income to family caregivers. Unfortunately, in most cases there isn't.
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Fear, are you caring for an elder with dementia? It is NOTHING like caring for a child.

Some states have Medicaid programs that pay a family caregiver a small amount to make up for the fact that they are not earning, and not contributing to future social security benefits.
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I thought family caregiving was always unpaid. Did our mothers seek payment for taking care of us as babies? Even if you were a fully-qualified nurse or doctor, you couldn't treat your own family, anyway. Ethics.
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I've been on this site over a year. Seen this question many times. I've never seen an answer from a poster that says, "I'm being paid, and here's where I went to start the ball rolling." Not once.

If mom has the funds to pay you, you can have a Personal Care contract drawn up so the money she pays you won't have to be repaid if mom goes on Medicaid. Medicaid, for all ten tents and purposes looks at family caregiving as a gift if one doesn't have a formal contract in place.

Your mom is relatively young. She must have more issues than diabetes to need your assistance 24 hours a day. What else is going on? Maybe we can help you with some suggestions that will let you keep your job and keep mom safe.
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