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Getting Paid for Caregiving

     One commonly encountered challenge for children and family members of the elderly is the financial burden of caregiving for an an aging parent or loved one.
    If you expend both your time and money caring for your Dad or Mom, you owe it to yourself to see which State and Federal programs, like Medicare and Medicaid, can help with the financial burdens of caregiving caring. Get the advice of an advisor who can help explore means to direct state funds towards your elder's homecare expenses.
    If you'd like to get paid as a caregiver, explore our Caregiver Compensation Q and A, asking your personalized care question to an expert, or reaching out to a professional elder care consultant near you.

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if i've been my mom's caretaker for seven years, am I entitled to a portion of the equity in her house? ... See All Answers
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Emma H. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
There is an exemption under both federal and Florida Medicaid law which allows a home to be "gifted" to a child who has resided in the home of the parent for 2 years or greater. There is no entitlement to ownership in the home by the child under Medicaid ...

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Care giver for dad lived in his home 10yrs. he is in a home now and my daughter and I live In the house now. Should it be given to me per maine state laws ... See All Answers
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Margaret S. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
The Maine State Recovery Act has exemptions whereby a family member who lived in the home for several years and provided care to help keep that person at home can apply for an exemption. There are some stipulations. It is best to either call the Long Term ...

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what is reasonable compensation for a 70 year son who lives with and takes care of his 103 year old mother? He cooks, cleans house, does yard, pays bills, takes her to doctor, cooks, etc. All expenses paid out of her funds. He is not there 100% of time. Go ... See All Answers
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Richard B. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
A family caregiver can get compensated for services they render. It would have to be reasonable based on the type of service provided. That can be based on what it would have cost to get a third party to perform the same tasks. ...

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My 92 year old Dad will be in need of a caregiver coming out of the VA Hospital and that will be his retired 66 year old son... how money could we expect in CA? ... See All Answers
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Ronald A. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
If your dad served during appropriate periods of wartime, he should be entitled to approximately $1800.00 per month to pay for his care depending on his income and his assets. ...

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Can I get paid for taking care of my boyfriend til his death by his family. I was with him for 30 yrs. I was to receive 1/3 of assets when he died. His daughter managed to change the will 5 months before his death and excluded me. I sent all my time and mo ... See All Answers
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Margaret K. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
You can sue the family for undue influence in having the will changed but it is difficult to prove. If a doctor states that he was not in his right mind when he did it you have a better case. ...

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Since I have been caring for my Mom for the past 3 years since her stroke can I be compensated for retroactively? ... See All Answers
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Mary K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
This is not a legal question but is a family question. If your family agrees to a daily rate or hourly rate, then yes. If your mother is within 5 years of needing Medicaid, I would first consult with an Elder Law Attorney in the Cranford area to discuss wh ...

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I provide non-medical home health care for elderly lady in my community. Her daughter has paid me with a personal check in the past. But today she told me I will need to open a business account so that I can pay any fees due. Do I need a business account? ... See All Answers
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Danny T. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
Thank you for your question. I guess the most important question to ask your client is "What kind of fees are you referring to? I'm not sure what you mean by that and you probably don't know what she means. So, getting clarification as to what she mea ...

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