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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 3/18/10

I have been desperately trying to find information and I am hoping you can help. I recently moved my father in with me due to his health. I work as does my husband but we are finding it extremely difficult caring for him full time. I need to be here for him 24/7 but need my income. Is there any programs that would subsidize my income if I was to quit my job to care for my father. I will not send him to a home but he needs constant care. Thank you so much.


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Name: patti urban
Location: guilford, ct
Date: 03/19/2010
Time: 02:53 AM

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Is your father a veteran? If so, he may be elligible for the VA's Aid and Assistance Pension. This pension provides funds to care for the veteran, either at home or at an assisted living facility, etc. Contact your local VA to inquiry.


Name: Maria Kamil
Location: London
Date: 03/19/2010
Time: 05:45 AM

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Could he read to children? or just be with them? One of my fondest childhood memories is of my grandmother's neighbour Mrs. Perkins who had several strokes, was wheelchair bound. She allowed us into her home and read to us for hours. My grandmother didn't speak English so listening to Mrs. Perkins read was a real treat. She also always had puzzles set out on her dining room table that we could work on. She gave the best tips on how to "do" a puzzle. She was a lifesaver for us and for my grandmother.


Name: debbie L
Location: tampa, fla
Date: 03/19/2010
Time: 04:32 PM

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If your relative was a vet, there is a program called Aid & Attendance, that pays for a caregiver, even if a relative. I'm trying to get it cause I have same issue. But, the VA is not very helpful or forthcoming and it's complicated. There are forums/discussions on the web about it and some help and guidance. You can google it. If not, most states do have an Elder help line to contact. For me, it's all been confusing and a disapointment that VA hardly helps. But people do get the help. Hope th is helps.


Name: J
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Date: 03/23/2010
Time: 01:50 PM

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It's 5:44 pm on Tuesday 3/23/10



 







 

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