About 41 million Americans provide taking care of elderly parents without pay to an ailing or aging loved one. And do so for an average of 16 hours per week. Now according to a 2019 study by the AARP Public Policy Institute. Which can be
Family caregivers’ unpaid commitment to this work can make it hard to make ends meet. Fueling a growing national conversation around issues like paid leave and even outright payment for caregivers. Then a variety of programs can alleviate some of the financial burdens of caregiving and make life a little easier.
Your chances of getting paid to be a family caregiver are best. If you are caring for a U.S. military veteran or for someone eligible for Medicaid, but other possibilities exist.
Individuals with low income and few assets other than their home may be eligible for health care coverage through Medicaid. Then this includes hospital care, doctor’s visits, home health care, personal care services, and long-term care. Medicaid recipients must meet many eligibility guidelines, including functional and financial requirements.
Medicaid is a joint federal- and state-run program. Then each state has its own eligibility guidelines and coverage parameters. One particular program called “Cash and Counseling” provides Medicaid recipients. With a set amount of money each month and the discretion to use. These funds to pay approved care providers of their choice. This cash benefit can use to pay for professional in-home caregivers, family members, or even friends. Simultaneously to provide taking care of the elderly parents. Keep in mind that the name of this type of program may vary. Cash and Counseling is often refer to as consumer-directed care, in-home supportive services, and several other state-specific names.