Q&A: How do I become a care provider for my elderly relative?
Question by Astraea_13: How do I become a care provider for my elderly relative?
Okay, I’m in Texas and I live with elderly/disabled relatives. They’re getting on in years and I’d like to start looking into becoming some manner of caretaker for them. I already do all the domestic stuff anyway, so I want to know if I’m entitled to apply for some type of financial assistance from the government that won’t interfere with or come out of their Social Security checks.
We’re not well-off, and the older they get, the more I have to do for them. And the more I have to do for them, the less I’m able to leave home to work.. If you can at least point me to a website or tell me what office I need to go stand in line at, I’d truly appreciate it.
Answer by maxmom
That’s a tough situation.
I don’t think you will be able to get assistance for this. If that were the case, tons of people would have it since there are many caretakers for elderly relatives out there.
It might be better to hire someone (maybe an older person who is able but doesn’t necessarily need the money) or a high school age person to do some things for them, like run errands so you would be free to go to work.
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