When it comes to being the caregiver of a spouse, parent, child or another family member we usually don’t think of it as something we should be compensated for. It is seen as just something that you do if you are able to because, well, that is what family does right? Obviously, it is another scenario if the family just can’t provide the level of care their loved one requires in which case we pay someone to provide the help necessary. As a family member, we may feel that it is greedy to even think that we could consider receiving compensation. If we are willing to pay a private nurse or care facility to take care of our loved ones when we can’t, then why shouldn’t a family member be paid as well?
Getting Paid as a Family Caregiver Through Medicaid