Age old story, my parents worked hard all their life. They have a small amount of money in the bank and no debt. Now in their twilight years and this is working against them as far as getting help to care for my mom, who has Alzheimer’s. Does anyone have experience with this? Our Agency on Aging has income guidelines and they are likely over it. My SIL told me to try Medicare.
Is Medicare an option to get assistance for someone who is self-pay? How does that work? My father's health is not good and he needs someone in the home more often, in case of falls, etc. He has always only wanted family members in the house but now he realizes that is too limiting. I have the green light but now I can’t find anyone! Since he is self-pay, he does not want to go through an agency. And yes, I am over there 7 out of 7 days, sometimes multiple times a day. I work full time and can’t keep all my plates spinning anymore. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated! Please don’t think that I’m whining, I’m really not.