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How much should I get paid as a live in caregiver with out a room?

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sbrandi, I'm afraid if you ask for too many hours, the case worker will determine that it is just cheaper to move her to a nursing home. They don't count driving her around, just ADL's like feeding, bathing, dressing. If you tell them you take her out every day, they may simply say she is not housebound and deny the application. Good luck to you.
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If there is no separate bedroom, it would violate labor laws and domestic workers rights to have a "live in". A lack of proper accommodations means the patient can have shift workers only.
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sbrandi2a, Medicaid will do an assessment as to what is needed regarding care. Please note, rarely does Medicaid pay for 168 hours a week care [24/7]. Be lucky if they cover 8 hours per day, and chances are it will be minimum wage.

Please note that you would need to pay for your own health insurance unless you are 65 and get Medicare, or if you have a spouse who can cover you on his/her own health insurance.
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Thank you. My mom will be getting the state's medicaid long term care that says it will pay for family caregivers. I was trying to figure out what medicaid will pay?
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sbrandi2a, your Mother can pay you whatever the two of your agree upon... you would need to put together a work schedule agreement showing how many hours per week you will work, the hourly rate, and if you get any time off.... and if she or you will be paying the payroll taxes. You will need to supply your own health insurance, and add to your own retirement fund [Roth IRA].
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My mom has diabetes, cva stroke, diabetic retinaropathy, scoliosis, hypertension and mobility issues. She needs help with medicines, bathing, laundry, cooking, cleaning, dressing, paperwork. I drive her to the doctors, pharmacy, bank, grocery store, restaurants, fetch her the store motor accessible carts.. My services are 24hrs a day. How much could I get paid to be her caregiver?
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How do you live in without a room? Where do they expect you to keep your clothing, etc? And of course you have to sleep ! More info, I agree
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I need a few more details about the situation. What are the health issues? How old is the client? Do you cook, clean, laundry, help with bathing, medications? What are your duties? Are your services 24 hours a day? Or does family think that because you sleep this is time that should not be paid.

Agencies here charge an additional $3.00 an hour if a place to sleep is not provided. But that place can be a couch, easy chair it does not have to be a bedroom.
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