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He has diabetes. He has a defibrillator and he can badly breath. I am nervous to leave him alone when I go to work.

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I took care of Luz for three years and never received a dime. When I was asking for guardianship the judge mentioned that I had not ask for any compensation and my reason for that.
I simply told the judge that I had taken care and supported her for nearly fifty years at the time and I would continue as long as I could. I was able to get home visits by a nurse and ot/pt for short periods of time to help keep her safe and healthy through medicare. Nothing from the state even though she was considered a ward of the state. That is in Nevada. Oh the compensation would have come from her retirement income.
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I took care of Luz for three years and never received a dime. When I was asking for guardianship the judge mentioned that I had not ask for any compensation and my reason for that.
I simply told the judge that I had taken care and supported her for nearly fifty years at the time and I would continue as long as I could. I was able to get home visits by a nurse and ot/pt for short periods of time to help keep her safe and healthy through medicare. Nothing from the state even though she was considered a ward of the state. That is in Nevada.
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No the state of Nevada won’t pay you to take care of him but if he qualifies, they will pay for someone Else to be the caregiver.
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All states are different and in some states you can get paid, but the amount is usually laughable. In Ohio, I was told I’d get $40 a week and advised to get a reverse mortgage. You can call a few places to check—your local department of Jobs and Family Services, Medicare if your LO is on that, or in Ohio we have an agency called Direction Home which is supposed to help people stay in their homes. Most states have some sort of agency like this. You can find them on google. If he is a veteran, you can call the VA.

Honestly, if he has such serious heart and lung issues in addition to diabetes, he should not be left alone. Does his doctor know about this? Of course you cannot quit your job. If finances are an issue, can you apply for Medicaid and place him in a facility? He would be safer there. At the least, make sure he has a medical alert necklace or bracelet.
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