I live in California and I am a cancer
(leukemia) survivor with limited mobility.
I need help with my personal needs,
transportation and other things which my mom
provides for me each and every day. Can she
get some sort of financial aid/assistance
for caring for me and if so, from where?
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Name: Deborah Gregson
Location: Gethsemane, North Carolina
Time: 01:11 PM
In addition to possibly qualifying for MediCal, you should look up your County services. Find their Community Resources for Independence, a program that offers services to help people with medical problems continue to live at home. They can talk with you about your situation and tell you which programs you may qualify for, and assist you in filing paperwork. You could also dial 211 where you could get referrals to programs and services in your area. Programs are based on your age, location, insurance coverage, financial status, and reason for disability. IHSS services through MediCal have been seriously cut in the last few years because of budget problems in CA. You may also want to contact local church groups who sometimes have community companion and transportation programs for situations like yours.
Time: 07:24 AM
Have you tried Social Services? Depending on your income and resources, you may be eligible for Medicaid that would pay for personal care servcies.
Time: 09:29 AM
If you qualify for Medicaid, there is a program called IHSS-In home support services. It will pay a small amount for some of the care provided. It can also pay a hired caregiver, which is often a better deal because it gives your family member a break. Also check the American Cancer Society etc.