I am wanting to take my mom out of the nursing home and take care of her myself. I will be retiring in a couple years, so I would have to quit my job. I am trying to find out how I could get paid just enough to pay the basic rent, utilities, etc. Medicaid pays the nursing home $5,000 plus the nursing home takes all but $60 of her SS check. Yet, Medicaid wont pay me even 1/3 of that to take better care of her at home. My mother will be 89 this year and has dementia and I will be 62. I live by myself and don't do a lot of things outside the house. I work in the yard and garden for my free time. I will be collecting SS in about 3 years so I just need the money for a short time, but I so want to bring her home. She has no resources other than her SS. My father was a Veteran, but he passed back in 1998. Mom has lived on her own up till about 4 years ago.