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Can a family member of someone with a spinal cord injury be a paid caregiver?

Can a family member of someone with a spinal cord injury be a paid caregiver?

Marguerite David, MSW

Social Worker, Seattle, Washington

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Yes you could become a paid caregiver but you have to find the funding source for families. Some states now are changing their Medicaid regulations so that family members can be paid as an in-home attendant care or personal-care assistants under thei... Show More

Yes you could become a paid caregiver but you have to find the funding source for families. Some states now are changing their Medicaid regulations so that family members can be paid as an in-home attendant care or personal-care assistants under their state program in a limited way. The Veterans Administration has had a program for years that could pay for some care in the home done by a spouse or another family member. In general, you have to find a funding source and usually it would be the state Medicaid program or the Veterans Administration, but that is not true in every state.

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Can a family member of someone with a spinal cord injury be a paid caregiver?

Marguerite David, MSW

Social Worker, Seattle, Washington

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Yes you could become a paid caregiver but you have to find the funding source for families. Some states now are changing their Medicaid regulations so that family members can be paid as an in-home attendant care or personal-care assistants under their state program in a limited way. The Veterans Administration has had a program for years that could pay for some care in the home done by a spouse or another family member. In general, you have to find a funding source and usually it would be the state Medicaid program or the Veterans Administration, but that is not true in every state.

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