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This Week's Carenote - 02/08/11

My mother lives in Oregon. She is 70 years old and takes care of my brother, who is 50 and totally disabled. She has tried to go to college and update her education and has tried to keep a job, but my brother cannot be left alone for more than an hour or so at a time. As a result, it has become an extreme financial burden. My brother gets disability, but it isnít much.
 
Is there any program that can give her aid as a caregiver of an adult disabled child?
 
Thanks for your help.
 
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Name: Connie
Location: Portland
Date: 02/08/2011
Time: 07:28 PM

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If your brother qualifies for Medicaid, your mother should be able to get paid to care for him. Here is a link for more information. http://www.caring.com/articles/payment-for-family-caregiver


Name: Ada
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 02/08/2011
Time: 06:34 AM

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Check this web site out: Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities www.o4ad.org/


Name: kelly
Location: cincinnati
Date: 02/08/2011
Time: 06:21 AM

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I am actually looking for the same information so if you would be so kind to advise me of what you find out I would really appreciate it. My email is kelly_hanson@cinfin.com Thanks!!!


Name: Michelle Byler, Area Agency on Aging
Location: Harrison, AR
Date: 02/08/2011
Time: 06:11 AM

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Your mother needs to check with her local area agency on aging or department of human services to find out about programs for adults under 65 with physical disabilities. Your brother would likely qualify income-wise to receive aid in the home through a state program. This would provide respite for your mother and allow her the time to go to school or work, knowing someone is at home caring for your brother.


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Date: 02/08/2011
Time: 05:57 AM

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http://oregon.gov/DHS/spwpd/caregiving/resources.shtml#oregon Go to this web page and find resources for the disabled and their families in Oregon.


 







 

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