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Is there a way to get paid for taking care of elderly relative ?

I have an elderly mother in-law who needs 24 hr. care ;can I get paid for her care ?

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I guess you could ask her to pay you. But that seems kind of cheesy. How about just doing it because it's the right thing to do?

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actually, if she's not in a nursing home or assisted care facility, and you have RN license, you can get paid by the state to take care of her. you might ask for information pertinent to your specific state, the local library should have some info. my mom has LPN, is working on her RN, because that way my grandparents can stay in their home, once she gets her RN she can get paid by the state to take care of them.

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Actually, you do have a point. If there are other family members involved, you could ask them what would they prefer - paying somebody X number of dollars to a professional who does that kind of work or Y dollars to you to perform those duties. If everyone agrees, then you have your fee. If not, then it's up to you if you want to provide that service out of the kindness of your heart. Keep in mind that with any kind of luck, you'll be on that side of the table some day.

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Yeah.....by ASKING

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social security will often pay a family member as a care giver. i do not know the specifics, but i do know this to be true, as one of my friends is paid to care for an elder relative. social security feels the care is generally better and the cost to them is less than in an assisted living environment.

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I work for my grandmother. It is called PCA (Patient Care Assistant)

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You get a tax break if you can claim her as a dependant

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