How may I get financial support for moving back home to care for my mother?

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The most common question in the AgingCare Caregiver Forum is "How can I get paid to care for a family member?"

The vast majority of family caregivers do not get paid for the provision of care.

However, a loved one may use out-of-pocket retirement savings for this purpose. If a family member has enough funds to privately pay from savings, it is important to formally complete a Personal Care Agreement. Prior to receiving any payment, this document should be prepared to outline the services provided as well as the payment to be received. A personal care agreement can not be created retroactively to pay for past care.

The Caregiver Forum is a great place to come for answers. Additionally, I'd like to offer the following AgingCare articles as reference points:

To understand the purpose of and create a formal agreement between family members, please refer to:

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/personal-care-agreements-compensate-family-caregivers-181562.htm

It is important to note that most outside sources of pay will only pay for medically based home health care provided by an authorized agency. For a general overview regarding paying for care, please refer to:

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/paying-for-home-care-155405.htm

And finally, if you would like further information regarding the decision to hire a home care company that fits your needs and your budget, please refer to:

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/how-to-select-a-home-care-company-230598.htm

If you are new to caregiving you will likely have future questions. There are many answers from experienced caregivers here. Don't hesitate to come back and ask.
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Very few states have any assistance for paying caregivers. If your parents can afford to pay you, you should see an attorney and have a caregiver support agreement put in place. You might be better off not giving up your job and benefits and find paid care for your parents.
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What state are you in? In California we have In-Home Support Services(IHSS). If your mom qualifies, you can be paid to be her caregiver but they will not pay for the cost of moving back home.
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