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This Week's Carenote - 08/20/13

 

I would greatly appreciate it if you can tell me if there are any government or non-government agencies that provide any financial help for caregivers. I am a single 54-year-old male who is unemployed and without any income at all or health insurance. I am also a caregiver for my 87-year-old father who lives with me and had throat cancer and heart surgery. My father has health insurance, Medicare and his Social Security. In my search for help, there are services for my father, but none for me. Thank you for any information.

Todd in Kansas

 

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Name: Carolyn
Location: Southeast Kansas
Date: 08/23/2013
Time: 07:20 AM

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I work for an ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) and do SHICK counseling. What I see many people in this man's situation doing is investigating the HCBS-FE in-home care program that might pay the son for caring for his father. And the new option for getting health insurance coming in October for those uninsured or underinsured (commonly referred to as ObamaCare) might be an answer to his insurance issues. He needs to contact his local AAA or DCF and the SHICK counselor in his area. Sorry about all the acronyms - they are a necessary but confusing fact of life.


Name: Cecilia
Location: Sussex, NJ
Date: 08/20/2013
Time: 07:10 PM

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I believe you may be able to obtain help through the county dept of social services...hope so.


 







 

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