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How can I get payed taking care of Mom?

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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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This is a frequently asked question. Most of us do not get paid to care for our LO. If your LO that the funds to pay you, that is one way. I have also heard that some states will pay family a small amount of money IF the LO qualifies for Medicaid. You could look into that as well.
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Terri, the vast majority of grown children who are caregivers for their parent do not get paid.... unless the parent can pay you a salary from their savings account.

Otherwise, you may want to see if your Mom can qualify for Medicaid [which is different from Medicare]. Depending on your State, your State may or may not offer a program where a family member can be paid. If yes, please note the pay would be very minimal.
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