A) There are different programs in Florida that may provide some income or financial assistance for family caregivers of elderly parents. Some of them are:
- Home Care for the Elderly (HCE): This program pays a monthly subsidy of $160 to help with the cost of equipment and supplies. The caregiver can be a family member or not.
- Medicaid Personal Care Assistant (PCA): This program pays an hourly rate of $9-$13 to the caregiver for personal care services. The caregiver must be approved by Medicaid and the care recipient must be eligible for Medicaid.
- Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+): This program allows the care recipient to choose and hire their own caregiver, who can be a family member. The caregiver is paid a monthly budget based on the care recipient’s needs.
You can find more information about these programs and their eligibility requirements on the links below. I hope this helps.