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Getting Paid for Your Caregiving Services: In-Home Care During a Recession (7 of 7)

In this video "Getting Paid for Your Caregiving Services," Mary Alexander from Home Instead explains ways that you may be able to get paid for your caregiving services, including through Medicaid's "Cash and Counseling" or a similar program.

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  1. September 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Posted by lessiewood

    my son does everything for me goes to buy my groceries and anything else i need...takes me to and from doctors i am almost disabled....what more would i have to do to help him?


  2. March 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Posted by Betty Gibbs

    A very good read and something I was thinking on just this morning. One drawback is that it will not include those whose relative does not qualify for Medicaid. Six years ago I took early retirement to care for our Mother, and live at the poverty level (according to IRS) because I receive no income. My Mother does have a small amount of money that she hopes to leave to all her children (4), hence no Medicaid. Knowing that some might "work the system" and practice deceit should not become the deterrent for honest caregivers to receive much needed and deserved income! Help from caring and knowledgeable caregivers and legislators is a must.


  3. September 22, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Posted by CINDY HAZELWOOD

    Two and a half years ago my 80 year old mother had her right leg amputated. The doctors said I could not bring her home as they believed I could not meet her needs. I eventually brought her home after therapy. She is bed bound so she needs constant care which I am and have been very willing to provide. We live in a very rural area in Oklahoma and the spuratic home health we have experienced has been awful! Oklahoma just passed the Cash and Counseling program but I am not able to find anyone to give me information about the application process. Would you be able to be of assistance to me? Thank you in advance.


    • March 1, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Posted by Susan matheny

      I think the person that pays you as a caregiver has to be on Medicaid, which you have to apply for through DFCS( Dept. of Family and Childrens Services)


  4. September 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Posted by Barbara Elliott

    I live in a rural town in CO and have not heard of in home care. Do you have any clients in Southwest Colorado receiving your services?


  5. August 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Posted by June Enright

    Not particulary valuable information as it is US based??? Is there something comparable for Canada (See video In home care during a recession part 7 of 7).


    • August 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Posted by WebmasterCGStress

      Hi June, Just wanted you to know we saw your comment about looking for a Canadian program similar to Medicaid's "Cash and Counseling Program". We are looking into it and will post any information we find to the site. Thank you, Webmaster


  6. August 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Posted by ann joy

    I would love to work with a one on one with a senior I have done this in the past but she a has since passed away. I would love to have money for this job. I took Joan to places she needed to go in the area and helped with house work but did all this on my own and just putting gas in the car wasn't always easy.I will not be availiby in sept or november but would love to here from you.I also would like to do this on a part time basees maybe 2 or 3 days. Will tell you the things I have done.


    • August 25, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Posted by WebmasterCGStress

      Hi Ann, We saw your comment about wanting to work with seniors. That is fantastic! We are always looking for compassionate and qualified CAREGivers. Our offices are locally owned and operated so you will need to apply at your nearest local office. You can find your nearest office and apply online for CAREGiver position here. Regards, Webmaster


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