Caregiving is not free. Even if your family is providing all the care and doing all the work – it still has an economic cost.
Some resources are available to caregivers, some include:
•VA Aid & Attendance Benefits – Veterans are often eligible for additional senior services and for a VA pension. Spouses of veterans should also inquire about VA benefits
•Long-Term Care Insurance – Most long-term care insurance policies can be used for home care services. Read your policy, or call about the policy, because some policies require that the policy holder have 3 or 4 needs/assistance in bathing, dressing, and other activities
•Medicare – Covers limited items – sometimes exceptions can be made if Medicare is called and your providers help get things covered
•Medicaid – Medicaid provides state-based assi…