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Sarah, CA Health assesment @ home
Question Hi Clare This is about a quadriplegic adult in his late forties He has been in this condition for the last 15-20 years We are looking for a health professional that could go to the home and evaluate/assess his current situation: bad bed sores, catheter, b . . .
Answer It might be best to contact his physician to order a skilled nursing visit from a local home healthcare agency to make an asessment visit. He may have skilled needs that will enable further nursing visits to treat and monitor his condition. Otherwise anot . . .
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Chuck, SC Sister with breast cancer
Question My wife`s sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. My wife is her primary care giver and power of attorney. She has began her chemo treatments and will soon begin radiation treatments. My wife needs to quit her job in order to provide her the car . . .
Answer Hello Chuck,
Getting paid to care for a family member is a need that many are experiencing today in order to enable their loved ones to stay at home and age in place rather then relocate to a long term care facility. However the problem is that thei . . .
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Lona, FL being paid for taking care of family member
Question Hello, My Mother recently had bi-pass surgery and shortly after has had 4 major falls, and then suffered a stroke. I am unable to work because I will be her full time home health provider, I was reading that it is possible to be paid to do so. I wondered . . .
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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Lona, FL being paid for taking care of family member
Question Hello, My Mother recently had bi-pass surgery and shortly after has had 4 major falls, and then suffered a stroke. I am unable to work because I will be her full time home health provider, I was reading that it is possible to be paid to do so. I wondered . . .
Answer The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencies on Aging to provide support focused on community access, counseling, respite . . .
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paulette, AZ compensation for family care
Question I am currently living in mn and will be moving to az to help care for my husbands mom and my grandma. I also have a teenage daughter and teenage niece i care for. I currently work full time as an LPN. Can I get paid to stay at home and care for both mothe . . .
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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Shannon, TN becoming an independent home health aide
Question I`m a cna for 15 yrs and have done home health for 6 yrs now. I would like to work for myselfe and get paid by medicare. i dont wont to take my grannys money thats all she has to live on. My granny refuses help from any agency. she wants me and agency won . . .
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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Maribel, AZ my husband is mentally challenged
Question My husband is mentally chaleged .He is not a U.S. citizen. I am a U.S citizen an am taking care of him. I want to know if i can get paid to take care of him at home.
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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Jessica, MA Taking Care of Grandma
Question I quit my job a little over a year ago to take care of my grandmother full time. I heard that I can get paid through her insurance but everyone I talk to tells me something different or to call another number. Im not sure who exactly to talk to so I can s . . .
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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Yamel, FL getting paid to be a caregiver
Question I am 23 years old and I have a spinal cord injury. My mother can`t work because she has to take care of me 24/7. Is it possible that she would qualify to get paid for being a caregiver.
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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christine, NC taking grandmother out assisted living i take care
Question My uncle without power of attorney put my grandmother who is in her right mind. She just fell and broke her hip. She is in a wheelchair. She hates where she is and wants to come and stay with me. What steps do i need to take in order to do this. I have wo . . .
Answer This is a popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was enacted 15 years ago to help families care for elderly loved ones at home. It calls for states in conjunction with Area Agencie . . .
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