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When we found out that my mom was experiencing signs of dementia, we didn't take the news lightly. We were concerned about her well-being, and I knew that she couldn't keep living on her own. To keep her safe, I decided to enroll her in a nursing home that specialized in mental health care. She was concerned about the change at first, but as soon as she moved in, she only had positive things to say about her new digs. She loved the ability to get in touch with doctors the same day, and she was even able to make a few friends along the way. This blog is all about keeping your parents safe, happy and healthy.

Keeping My Mom Safe, Happy, and Healthy

How To Do Home Care And Have A Loved One Care For You

Lisa Sutton

If you want to go into a home care program and want a loved one to take care of you, you can have them do so. You may even be able to have them paid for the work they do up to a certain amount of hours. This is depending on what you qualify for and what kind of program you use.

Being taken care of with home care means you get someone to help you with medications, chores, light housework duties, hygiene needs, and more. Your loved ones who may already be taking care of you or helping you out may be pleased to know that they could be well compensated for their time.

Here are ways you can get yourself into home care and have a family caregiver get paid to care for you. Even if the work isn't full-time, it can still be quite beneficial to you.

See what state benefits you can get

On a federal level, there are benefits regarding both taxes and veterans. If you qualify for veteran services, you can have a loved one care for you in a home care setting and get paid for the work they do. If you don't qualify as a veteran, there are several things your loved ones are doing for you that can be worth a tax benefit or break. Speak to a home healthcare provider to see how you can get this service set up.

See what income-based benefits you can get

Income-based health insurance and benefits can help you get the services you need without sacrificing your budget and your health. If you are on a limited income and qualify for state services, see if there are any programs available that can allow you to get home care and let a family caregiver meet your needs while getting paid to do so. Not only can you stay at home longer and enjoy a comfortable living space, but you can also feel confident that you are getting the care you need because a loved one is doing the care you desire.

Many companies will allow a caregiver that is related to you to get paid for the work they do, provided they are not a spouse. You can get a child, family friend, or other trusted loved one to care for you in your house doing home care to give you the treatment you need to stay as independent as possible without having to go into assisted living. 

For more information about home care, contact a local company.