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There has been people asking how do I get paid and I told them that I don't so with my mom getting her husband social security. how could I get paid by staying with her 24/7

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If your mom is eligible for Medicaid or Medi-Cal, many states have federally funded programs, usually called IHSS (In Home Social Services) that will pay you for taking care of your mom in her own home. Otherwise, your mom would have to pay you from her own financial resources and you would need to declare the income and pay tax on it. In any case, and even if you are not getting paid at all, you need to have a written contract stating exactly what duties you have and what hours you are expected to work. This is particularly important if you have other family members that might not like your arrangements with your mom (and might not tell you that now), and that can come back to haunt you later and make life very miserable for you. Get assistance from an elder care attorney, if you can afford it. It will be money well-spent.
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Generally, Medicare figures that children care for their parents out of the goodness of their hearts.

Caregiver burnout is a big problem. As the disease progresses, more and more difficult days and nights are ahead. One person is trying to do the work of many and sometimes regret giving up the best years of their lives. Depends on the person as not everyone is cut out to be a full-time caregiver.
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What state are you in? All states have different programs.
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Majority of grown children do not get paid for caring for their elderly parent, unless the parent is financially able to pay from their own funds. If your Mom can afford to pay you, Mom might as well hire a certified trained caregiver… thus allowing you to have a full-time job outside the home to build up your own retirement.

Check to see if your Mom could qualify for Medicaid…. each State has different income requirements and eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet. Some allow a grown child to get a small salary depending on the number of hours the program determines are needed. You might feel your parent needs 12 hours of care, the program might decide only 5 hours. Plus you might need to take some health care courses to qualify. And there is a question as to if the State will pay a relative if he/she lives full-time with the recipient. Be aware that there are waiting lists for these programs and that States have been cutting back on them because of budgetary pressures.

Check with your local Council on Aging to see what is available for Aides to come to the house for a couple of hours to help give you time for yourself. Caregiver burnout comes quickly, in a matter of months for some. Go to the blue bar near the top of this page, click on "Money & Legal", now click on "Paying for Care" for more information.
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