If you are not able to get money through the above options, you can always consider a few alternative options.
If your loved one has a long term care insurance policy, that policy may allow for the direction of funds to a family caregiver.
To learn if this is an option for you, contact your loved one's insurance company or agent and ask about caregiver benefits.
A growing number of companies are offering to pay employees while they take a leave to take care of a loved one.
To learn if this is an option for you, talk to the Human Resources department at your company.
When your family measures all of the potential costs of care
, including nursing homes, in-home nurses, and more, they may recognize that your support is a much more cost-effective option. If there are funds available, you should ask to be compensated for your time and efforts, especially when compared to the costs of the alternatives.
If your family does agree to pay you for your caregiving efforts, you should consult with an attorney to arrange a contract that details your work and wage. This step will create documentation that may be important in the future for reimbursement from Medicaid, health insurance, or assisted living in the future.