Home care agencies here pay 8.00 an hour 40 hrs a week. It's been very difficult financially, her ss ck helps paying the bills. But not enough for home repairs ! Just last month my youngest brother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and I am caring for him also I have other siblings that call for support, but not willing to help physically or financially. I am single , divorced, and am a strong person. But Lord help me I don't know how I'm going to do this. I love them both and will not consider a nursing home. Financially I am having so much stress, the home care agency said I can not get paid to care for Him also or a pay increase !! This is just overwhelming. I don't have his help with yard care or home repair since he is already unable to even walk, wheelchair only. Is it legal to go to another home care agency for him so I can pay for help with him and home care out of pocket? I need some advice.