So here is my question. I have been paying an in-home health company $17 an hour to bring aides into my mother's home to care for her about 40 hours a week while I go to work. I am trying to keep my mother out of nursing home as long as possible.
I have been really underwhelmed with the level of care the aides have been providing for the last 6 months or so, and it has me wondering...can I legally pay myself a similar hourly wage or salary out of my mother's own money WITHOUT it affecting her ability to go into a nursing home via Medicaid should she need to enter one in the next year or two?
I have been caring for my mother for almost 9 years and have never paid myself one cent. Just wondering what my options are.
Thanks all and happy Saturday to you.