We have been having a couple of girls do in-home care for 4 hours a day for my Mom who has dementia and is on hospice. It is more of just a companion as Mom wants someone with her at all times holding her hand. My sister has her food made, just creamed soups and puddings to be warmed in microwave and mom is able to feed herself. I bathe her, give her meds, do her hair etc. This is only like a companion, she is continent and mobile, but wants to walk much of time holding our hand.
What I am wondering is my Dad's assets do not qualify for any help with Medicare, government assistance, etc. My parents are not wealthy, just not in that category.
I understand that at $600.00 you must file a 1099 tax form and the caregiver also must file a tax form. I'm wondering if this is correct as these caregivers are not from an agency.
Thanks so much