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Medicaid's 'Cash and Counseling' Allows Pay for Family Caregivers

Posted May 14 2009 4:31pm

AgingCare.com' s Marlo Sollitto wrote an informative piece on a new program that isn' t up and running in all states, but we can hope it soon will be. Follow through with this article and see if the service will help you.

"Mary, a 74-year-old Florida woman, suffered a stroke. She needed help with bathing , dressing, food shopping, meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping. Her state Medicaid plan covered the cost of a home-health care worker to provide those services, but the local agencies were short-staffed and couldn’t send helpers on the schedule Anna needed."

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