I had to quit my job and move from Phoenix back into my parents house to provide care for my terminally ill father. Is there a Structured Family Caregiving program available so that I can still pay my own personal bills? From what I understand about Illinois the person receiving care must be eligible for Medicaid and deficient in at least 3 of 5 activities of daily living: dressing, bathing, grooming, using the toilet, eating, walking, or getting in and out of bed.
This definitely includes my father. Right now we have a Nurse come once a day. My mother is also a senior citizen and can only provide minimal care; so she takes the "day shift" while I stay awake from about 7pm to 9am to continue his overnight care (medications all night, IV fluids, feeding tubes, rotate every 2 hours to prevent bed sores, aid in getting to commode etc etc...)
It's a full time job. He's got to be under 24 hour supervision. Is there any financial assistance available to me? Technically I am now an Illinois resident. I've been here over a year, returning to Arizona only once to put all my belonging into storage.