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Victoria, IL caregiver job
Question Where can I find job taking care of elderly people where the government can pay me I went to CNA classes i have my certificate but I couldn`t do my state exam?
Answer Hi Victoria,
You might want to reconsider taking CNA certifcation exam as can be of huge help to your future job outlook. Most long-term care facilities and in-home care agencies require state certification. Many local community colleges and even nur . . .
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quincy, FL get paid to be family caregiver
Question i wanted to know how can i get paid for taking care of my grandmother....i had to quit my job to take care of her she is 89 years old and she cant do anything for herself.
Answer This has become a really popular question asked by family caregivers throughout the country so you are not alone trying to find out answers. It is possible but may be difficult to get paid in many areas due to budget cutbacks at state levels. Because so m . . .
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Lana, GA Home Health
Question My Mother is currently getting PT in her apartment since being discharged from the hospital. What steps do I need to take about having someone come by to check on her after this concludes. Would it be covered by Medicare and how about pricing?
Answer Hi Lana,

Medicare does NOT pay for home care services needed by most that is considered non-medical or unskilled care. Therefore unfortunately when your mother no longer has skilled needs of PT you must pay privately for non-medical services su . . .
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helen, RI assisted living
Question Do most assisted living facilities require a fee to cover paperwork and evaluation of future resident presently in rehab?
Answer It is not unusual to be expected to have to pay an admin processing fee as there is certain amount of time and work that goes into evaluating a potential resident. However I would expct some variatio in costs from ne facility to another. Regardless would . . .
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KAREN, NH CAREGIVER/COMPANION FOR MY DAD w ALZHEIMERS
Question Hi Clare...My family is beginning the search for a companion for my dad and some help for my mom who is his primary caregiver. My dad still knows us, but he has very little to occupy himself... He can no longer read or do any of his past hobbies. He is bo . . .
Answer Hi Karen,
Refer to our homecare directory to get contact info on avail agencies in your area and specifically look for non-medical home care. Undertand that this type of custodial home care is privately paid for and costs range from $15-$20/hr. Anoth . . .
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AnnMarie, ME Patient Room rights
Question My father is in an assisted living care facaility and has been for quite some time. He has alhemzimers and recently they told him he had to leave his room so that they could clean it. When he returned he found a lot of his personal items were missing, suc . . .
Answer This type of restrictions are totally unacceptable and you need to act as your father’s advocate requesting to meet with director of Nursing at his facility. If no satisfaction then contact your state long-term care ombudsman right away. Yur ombudsman is . . .
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Laura, MD Med-management caregivers
Question My mother is 77 and lives in LaPlata, MD (just south of Waldorf, MD). She is obviously getting on in age and has difficulties managing her medications. She has to use a nebulizer with 2 medications daily as well as some oral medication for high blood pres . . .
Answer The easiest way to hire a caregiver is by contacting a home care agency in your area. The type of agency needed is non-medical and a CNA certified nurse assistant) would be qualiied to help with your mother's her meds. Please refer to our home care direct . . .
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Tiffany, AL Mom had a stroke
Question My dad is 65 years old and my mom is 67. My mom had a storke Nov. 18, 2011. Her entire right side is paralyzed. After leaving the hospital and a short term care facility, she is now in a hospital bed living at home. My dad is her caretaker. He has to feed . . .
Answer Hi Tiffany,
Hiring home care assistants sounds like a priority for yor dad’s welfare and much needed respite. Getting burned out as a family caregiver is all too common of a problem and good that you regognize the need for outside help before you bec . . .
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William, MI Full Time Live In Caregiver
Question I live in my mother`s house because I am the family caregiver. She requires a number services. I provide pretty much the services a 87yr. old, partially disabled, loss of short term memory, very confused etc. person requires, expect personal hygiene serv . . .
Answer It seems as if you need to have further discussions with family regarding proper compensation. Also some areas offer programs so check with your local social service and health dept for such programs and refer to article on our website regarding getting p . . .
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Carol, MI home aide
Question I was a caregiver for my mother for 15 years. She suffered from Kidney failure before she died this past Feb. I have been a caregiver for the elderly for over 30 yrs. I am finding it hard to get jobs because I have been out of the employment market so lon . . .
Answer Post your resume free on our website under employment area and elsewhere to help find a caregiver position. You do not need to be certified to work privately for a family. may homecare agencies also hire non certified nurse assistants to care for their cl . . .
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