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But as for Social Security/MediCare, I'm sorry to have to explain that MediCare does not have any program to pay a family or outside caregiver, except in very limited circumstances. MediCare only pays for limited periods of skilled nursing care and therapy at home, and only if certain strict conditions are met----which requires that all services be provided through a Medicare-certified home health care agency. These services are typically provided when someone has been hospitalized, is transferred to a nursing home to convalesce for a period of time and then is returned home while still requiring some level of professional nursing/therapy care. Under no circumstance does social security/MediCare pay for independent caregivers. I am very sorry.
I understand that you may be disappointed by the Answer you received, as it was not particularly favorable to your situation. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful legal outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.If you have additional questions, you may of course reply back to me and I will be happy to continue to assist you further until your questions have been answered to your satisfaction.Please understand that I have no control over the how the law impacts your particular situation. Thank you,Doug