My mother needs full time care that we can't afford. Any suggestions?

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We have VA benefits and SS but it still is not enough. Any suggestions would be great. Bless you all that care for their parents, this is difficult.

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My mother gets 900 dollars a month. She lives in California . I am not sure if this based off the state we live in . The amount could vary depending on the state you are in . Check with the Veteran Dept .

Also my father was in battle in the Korean War . Money was based on his active service . I had a service do all the paper work it was worth the money .

My Dad was in the Airforce and the Navy hope this helps
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Keep your chin up Hope, have you called the VA and asked what they might be able to do?  Opps, I just saw we posted at the same time,, that is a shame
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May I ask how much your va benefits are? We just received $200 a month but that works out to $50 a week, so one hr a day for 5 days. I live with my dad and care for him 24/7. I have to work to get by but I’m terrified leaving him alone. He is 97.
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Unless you live in NYC, there is no such thing as round the clock funded in home care.
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On our case, full time care was not available unless we could self pay (which we could not). Lots of dead ends while I researched every option for Mom. Lots of misinformation and misunderstandings. I am confident that I looked at every option, yet it still bothers me that a family member feels I prematurely "Threw Mom in a home" so I wouldn't have to deal anymore. We needed 24 hour care and we needed it NOW. Mom was falling, calling the cops for silly reasons, pulled a knife on an imaginary intruder - things like that. We did self pay some caregivers for about 6 hours a week - but had to deplete savings even to do that small bit. Mom needed a nursing home and is now in a facility on Medicaid. That was the only way we could get 24 hour care.
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