Dec 22, 2015 - 09:00 AM
Depending on where you live, and your mom's income, she may be elegible for paid home care services through your State's Aging Waiver Program. Your first step is to contact your county's Area Agency On Aging (it may be referred to as Senior Services). The County will send out an assessment team that will take a rather extensive background history. She will need to be found eligible medically (paperwork is sent to her M.D. who must state her condition is long term, meaning it will last more than 180 days) and eligible financially (usually no more than $2199/month in income or assets of no more than $8,000). Once she is found eligible for homecare the county will assign a Service Coordinator who can assist you in identifying a caregiver (who may be a family member) and any other serivces she may be eligible for (transportation, Emergency Alert Response System, Meals on Wheals, etc). If she is eligible, the homecare hours are assigned and paid for by the State. It doesn;'t anything to have an assement team come to your home to see if your Mom is eligible for the services. Good Luck.