I currently live in Virginia. My spouse and I are considering moving to NC (Brunswick county) in order to take care of my parents. They do not have the finances to pay for a nursing home nor do I want to see them go there. My father is legally blind, my mother suffers from dementia. When the time comes to move, I will be closing down an in home business i have been running for 30+ years. I would need to be with them 24/7 so the plan would be to find a rental home and move in together (they currently live in a 55+ community that is low income).
I went to the Senior Center in Southport and talked to someone there who did confirm that I could become a paid caregiver. Would they pay overall for both parents or just one? Also, will they pay me if we are living in the house together? Once we are down there, my husband will be able to hopefully find a job, but I will pretty much be taking care of my parents which will prevent me from working, giving up income and a business here.
Who to call and get some information and answers? I was told there is a wait list due to the fact there is no funding. Wondering how long that list is. I would move at any point and figure something out but long term, I cant realistically go there and then worry how we are going to pay for rent and necessities if we only have the one income coming in.