My grandmother was in a nursing home for 10 months. We pulled her out due to poor care and she has been living with us since 1-26-2017. She is covered by Medicare/Medicaid and between both of them, they were paying the nursing home $1950 per month for her care. She has to be cared for 100% by me for bathing, dressing, teeth brushing, meals, dressing and all of her PT, OT and speech therapy. I am her medical POA and take care of all of her appointments, medications and appointments in our homes as well. She is a two person assist anytime she gets out of bed as well. My days average about 14 hours per day with her. I am a photographer and own my own business but have had to close things down for me to be able to care for her. I have been told that I could possibly get paid for caring for her by a few people I know, but I do not see the state of Ohio on the list that was provided. I have also been told that she is not able to pay me anything while she is on Medicaid and that if she did, I could possibly have to pay that back to the state. Is that true? It seemed a little odd to me that if she agreed to pay a certain amount to help go towards what would have been her normal expenses anyway had she lived on her own, that it should not be a problem. Such as: amount towards a house payment, utilities, food and so on. I don't want to do anything that is going to cause an issue with her receiving benefits for Medicaid but also am seeing that it is going to cause an issue for me to not receive income from my own personal business. If anyone has any experience dealing with this issue, please feel free of offer advice for the state of Ohio.