Anyone out here caregiving full time for your elderly parent in your home?
I'd like some feedback. Seems one of the sibs *thinks* I'm doing this for financial gain.
I took unpaid leave of absence from work. It's a job with no paid benifits- no sick leave, vacation, ect
all the household bills are going up...gas for doctor appts, fuel to keep the furnace running and house WARM, electricity for his oxygen machine, adult diapers, rx's, more laundry, ect
so, how do you handle finances/bills/lost pay when you are caregiver ? What's fair?
I am aware how much assisted living and nursing homes cost here in my area, and I'm considering it- just to avoid this sib thinking I'm either ripping off my FIL or getting rich doing it. Rrgh
Asked by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Mar. 8, 2011 in Money & Work
When my grandma lived with my mom, grandma's SS check went towards the mortgage and other household bills. Mom was her caregiver, and not working at the time. Now a days grandma is in a home, and her SS goes to the home.
Answer by KairisMama at 4:45 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by jcm62497 at 7:23 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 8:40 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by SnapdragonSMT at 9:54 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by jcm62497 at 7:40 AM on Mar. 9, 2011