My husband's grandmother is in the early stages of dimensia/alzhiemers and can no longer be by herself during the day. She basically needs someone to change her depends, fix her meals and basically keep her company.
How much do you get paid for this job? How much would you charge for this job? How much is a resonable rate to pay for someone who just needs to do basic things?
Around here (IL) we're looking at around $10/hour. Is this reasonable?
What are some other options that she has?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Health
In my area they make around $7.50-$10 an hour depending on experience. My grandmother had a home health care provider come to her house about 2-3 times a week. Medicaid paid for some of it and the rest, my family paid for.
Answer by JeremysMom at 12:37 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by kjrn79 at 12:31 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
There are a few options that you could look into. Does she have Medicaid/Medicare (I always get these 2 mixed up)? They should pay for the majority of the cost if you use a provider that accepts it. If, she does not have this, does she have a house that she owns? Assuming since she is in the early stages of dementia/alzheimer's, that either your or your husband have a power of attorney to discuss her financials, then you may be able to do a reverse mortgage on her house. This would be that they would give you so much a month to pay for medical and care giving expenses. Another option is to check into different home health care agencies and see if they offer financial assistance. Good Luck!
Answer by JeremysMom at 12:49 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
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