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I may not be able to go back to work due to the care of my elderly mom. she does not want outside care to take care of her only me. can I be paid by Medicare or any other agency in New Jersey?

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In some states, Medicaid (not Medicare) will pay a stipend for you to care for a parent at home. It isn't likely to replace your work income, however. You can check with the Family Caregiver Support Program on your state's website and see if you can find out some local resources. Good luck,
Carol
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dckrdebra,

There are two great article written by AgingCare.com Editor’s that were already posted in our community. We thought this might answer your caregiving question.

LINK:

“10 Government Programs You Can Access for Your Elderly Parents.”
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/10-Government-Programs-Caregivers-Can-Access-for-Their-Elderly-Parents-120513.htm

and

“How Can I Get Paid for taking Care of My Elderly Parents?”
https://www.agingcare.com/articles/how-to-get-paid-for-being-a-caregiver-135476.htm

Good Luck :)
Karie H.
AgingCare.com Team
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