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My mother is 82 y/o and needs someone to stay with her 24/7 due to her falling and poor transfers.

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"Someone gets paid, so why not the family" doesn't address the 24/7/365 needs, the family more often than not cannot provide 24/7/365.
Also facilities are regularly inspected, have liability insirance, etc. There's a reason they are so darn expensive.
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Imalola, you may deeply feel that you want to get paid, all you want, but its not happening. At least not in the several states I checked. The reason is it would be too hard to supervise and administer the paychecks (how many hours? Overtime? Oh you claim hazard pay for cleaning up vomit?).
There are millions of family caregivers. Each one would like thousands. Multiply those millions by thousands, and youre into billions. Add many more administrative costs and it easily reaches trillions. And i am one of the unpaid millions, once in awhile I might get a $5 bill. We are all worth waaay more than we receive. But we are not worth so much that we can steal the money out of other people's pockets. I pay enough in taxes already--I'm not going to pay for my neighbor to care for his mom too.
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did any of you READ the question? Prozac is asking where to apply for assistance payment for a family member taking care of mother.....I too am taking care of elderly(in their 80s)parents, and wondering the same thing. Why shouldnt a family member be paid for care giving Samara? What is the difference? Id have a family member care for them,rather than an unknown, or put them in a "FACILITY". Either way, someone gets paid, so why not family?? How the h*ll would it put the country twice in debt? I sure wouldnt hire you! duh!!
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I'd venture to say, if family could get paid by gov't to take care of their senior parents this country would be in debt twice or 3x as bad as already.
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Your mom needs 24/7 assistance and can't afford it?

If your mom needs around-the-clock care she should be in a nursing facility where they give around-the-clock care. In order to afford this you apply for Medicaid on her behalf.

The next time she falls call 911. Once she's in the ER tell them that you can't take her home because you can't care for her. Ask for a social services consult. A social worker will work with you to get you what you need for your mom. If your mom goes into a rehab/skilled care facility Medicare will pay 90 days only but early on in that 90 days you will have begun the Medicaid application process. As long as your mom is actively applying for Medicaid the facility shouldn't ask her to leave. However, all of your mom's monthly income will have to go to the facility while the Medicaid application process is going through.

The process can take months which is why you begin applying as early as possible. Medicaid finally approved my dad 5 months later....and after he had already died.
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WEST VIRGINIA CODE (2013)
§9-5-9. Liability of relatives for support.
" The relatives of an indigent person, who are of sufficient ability, shall be liable to support such person in the manner required by the department of welfare and to pay the expenses of burial when he dies, in the following order:
(1) The children.
(2) The father.
(3) The brothers and sisters.
(4) The mother.
The commissioner may proceed by motion in the circuit court of the county in which the indigent person may be, against one or more of the relatives liable.
If a relative so liable does not reside in this state and has no estate or debts due him within the state by means of which the liability can be enforced against him, the other relatives shall be liable as provided by this section, but a relative shall not be compelled to receive the indigent person in his own home.
If it appears that a relative liable for the support of an indigent person is unable wholly to support him, but is able to contribute toward his support, the court may assess upon the relative the proportion which he shall be required to contribute either to the past expense incurred by the department of welfare or to the future support. The court may assess the residue upon the relatives in the order of their liability. Payment with interest and costs may be enforced by execution"
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See an attorney to get it enforced
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