My elderly mother has lymphoma. I moved in with her to help her. I was hoping to return to work on a part time basis. I am on disability. I was attempting to return to work, then my mother became sick. I know a director at a methadone clinic, and I have a good chance of getting a job. However, my mother does not think that she can be alone for that may hours. I would work 15-20 hours a week. The hours are 5-1.
So, I was wondering if i could get paid to care for my mother. I called the local agency on aging, and they told me there is a three year wait. My mother does not qualify for medical assistance. Although, she does sorta have low income, only making $1300 a month.
The aging agency said that I could apply to local home health agency. Calling them and tell them that I am an LPN, and ask if they would hire me to care for my mother. But, I don't think her medicare would cover it.
Is there any way that I can get paid to care for my mother? She does not have the money to pay me.