Caregiver Asks Where to Start Looking for Services for Her Mom
Dear Carol: I’m caring for my mom in my home and while it’s going well enough, it’s stressful. My friends say that she should qualify for some services, but I don’t know where to start looking. Even a little break could help since I’m also raising kids and working. Dad wasn’t a veteran, and neither is she, or I’d look at the VA. Where do non-veterans start? – SK
Dear SK: There’s no doubt that you need help and support to care for your mom and yes, she should qualify for some services to make life better for you both. Availability of services is dependent on location, however, with some states working hard to help their aging populations, while others offer fewer choices. Even so, some programs are Federally based…
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