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  • Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, personal)
    • Increase with tenure
  • 7 paid holidays (New Years Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas day)
  • Time and a half for working holidays and year-end bonus
  • Electronic timekeeping
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
    • Basic medical covered at 100%
    • Indemnity Plans available
  • Supplemental insurances available through MetLife (short term & long-term disability, cancer, term life, etc.)
  • $ 15,000 Life Insurance Policy at no cost (full-time only)
  • 5 days paid maternity leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • 24/7 Access to Nursing Support
  • Caregiver of the month and year awards
  • LifeMart – employee discount program
  • 401K

Many individuals want to assist with taking care of an aging or disabled family member when the need arises. Caring for your loved one ensures they’ll receive the highest level of care and feel more comfortable receiving it. Furthermore, it often allows your family member to age in place, avoiding a nursing home or care facility. 

However, caring for your loved one full-time can be challenging. If you have a career, you might need to take time or work or commute long hours between your job and your family member’s home. Additionally, you may find yourself spending a significant portion of your earnings or savings on caregiving expenses, such as medical supplies or transportation. How can you provide care to your dependent family member without facing financial strain? 

There are opportunities to get paid to take care of your loved ones, such as becoming a trained home care aide. State and national programs can sometimes assist family members with getting paid to be caregivers as well. Read on to find out which option may be best for you. 

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How Can I Get Paid to Care for My Parents or Loved Ones?
How Can I Get Paid to Care for My Parents or Loved Ones?

How Can I Get Paid to Care for My Parents or Loved Ones?

Consider becoming a home care aide to provide the highest level of care to your loved one and receive financial compensation. Training from AmeriBest can provide the family members of aging or disabled loved ones with all the resources, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide quality in-home care. Instruction in medication reminders, coordination of transportation, and bathing and dressing are just a few of the necessary topics covered. 

Once certified, you can help ensure your family member’s safety and comfort with compassion and love. Additionally, AmeriBest’s competitive pay and benefits program for trained home care aides can help relieve some of your financial stress, allowing you to tend to your loved one without worry.

Other Ways to Get Paid to Care for Family Members

A handful of local and nationwide programs pay people to take care of their loved ones. However, there are stipulations to be mindful of.

Medicaid and Medicare Related Programs

Individuals on Medicaid or Medicare can sometimes hire their family member as a caregiver. If their state participates in Medicaid waiver self-directed long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs, the Medicaid recipients can choose to spend their funds on familial caregiving. Additional programs, such as self-directed personal assistant services and Structured Family Caregiving programs, can help provide training and compensation to loved ones looking to care for their family members. 

The Personal Assistance Services Program (PAS) allows residents of PA who are on Medicaid and over 18 years of age to select their relatives as caregivers. The dependent must oversee caregiving schedules and timesheets, but the family member providing care receives payment from a fiscal agency. The fiscal agency also oversees taxes and benefits, like vacation time, overtime pay, 401k funds, and health insurance. 

However, it’s important to note that some state programs have stipulations regarding who can be paid, such as rules prohibiting paying caregivers who are spouses, legal guardians, or live in the same household.

Medicaid and Medicare Related Programs
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Administration on Aging & Department of Aging Services

Another government program that can help lessen the financial burden is your state’s agency affiliated with the Administration on Aging (AAA). While programs that are part of AAA may not be able to pay you as a caregiver, they can provide monetary assistance and resources to help with transportation, housing, meal plans, and respite care.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Depending on your insurance provider, you may be eligible for compensation for caring for a dependent family member. Insurance companies with long-term care policies are generally members of the American Association of Long-Term Care Insurance and will provide a quote upon request. It’s usually a good idea to source a few quotes to shop around for the best price and most comprehensive benefits. 

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Veterans Affairs

Consider becoming a home care aide to provide the highest level of care to your loved one and receive financial compensation. Training from AmeriBest can provide the family members of aging or disabled loved ones with all the resources, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide quality in-home care. Instruction in medication reminders, coordination of transportation, and bathing and dressing are just a few of the necessary topics covered. 

Once certified, you can help ensure your family member’s safety and comfort with compassion and love. Additionally, AmeriBest’s competitive pay and benefits program for trained home care aides can help relieve some of your financial stress, allowing you to tend to your loved one without worry.

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The Bottom Line

Quite a few financial-related resources are available for relatives taking care of a dependent family member. While many of them have stipulations regarding residency, the level of required care, and the relationship between the dependent and the caregiver, most can alleviate your financial burden to some extent. 

Programs like Medicaid’s self-directed services combined with a statewide assistance program, like PAS, can be particularly beneficial in providing familial caregivers with the compensation, training, and support they need to make caring for their loved one as financially, emotionally, and physically stress-free as possible.