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how can i be my grandmothers caregiver with out having a cna and i do not have enough funds for what she needs is there any kind of funds available for this?

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Has Medicaid done a needs assessment recently? That would have to happen for them to determine how much/what kind of in-home care she needs (according to their standards). In some states Medicaid will pay a family member to provide that aid if they are qualified. For example, if they determine she is entitled to 4 hours of homemaking a week, 3 hours of physical therapy, and 20 hours of home health aide, you probably couldn't be paid to do the PT but could probably fill the homemaking and aide roles. This varies by state.

BUT ... first the assessment has to be done. Is Aunt POA willing to do that? Is she willing for you to play those roles? Does your Grandmother want you to? Is it family dynamics that is keeping this from happening?
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yeah she is on medicaid and ssi but she dont have the funds to pay me and i dont have power of attorney but i am listed as her care giver at the hospital here.. my aunt is the poa so yeah now what
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AND what JeanneGibbs said.
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You don't need to be a CNA. You need to have patience and love.....and Power of Attorney.

Your grandma's money should go towards what she needs. If she is wanting to pay you to be her caregiver and she is competent you need to come up with a contract stating how much you will be paid. What you will be paid should be based upon what the going rate for caregivers is in your area, usually $10-$15/hr.
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Is Grandmother eligible for Medicaid or VA benefits? Exploring that might be a good first step.

In some states, once Medicaid determines a need for caregiving, a relative can be paid to provide it. The program may have guidelines for what kind of training, if any, is necessary. The program would also pay for supplies such as disposable undies or equipment such as grab bars. So, start with finding out what she is eligible for.
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