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i am my mom's caregiver, I need help finding way's to pay for school and to live by ?

I am my mom's primary caregiver have been sense 2007 .I have no income to live by on my own . My parents pay for my food, rent ,and everything ,they can't afford it anymore, they lost everything and so did I. I can't afford to pay for my tuition or class fees. I want to get my c.n.a right away ,so I can help out . I don't know how to find grants, or a program I can make it to ,and still be able to take care of her. I am at my wits end,I can't find any kinda help or any where hiring for any kinda job that I can qualify for within 5 miles of me, and I don't have transportation to go farther from my home. I have health issues' of my own (j.r.a ,asthma,and ovarian problems ) ,so i can't do tons of physical labor activity ( I can do enough to help out) ,caregiving is the only talent that I have to go to a career .I don't know how to even start with my plans for a better future .I heard medicaid will pay some to take care of their family memember's but looking into it I don't think colorado has something to help out . Does anyone know how to help? A online college that I could get my cna and be at home most of the time to keep her stable but earn the credits needed ? anything that could help my situation get any better? Please help

Asked By: randomspydie - 4/20/2010
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You need to call your local Area Agency on Aging. These agencies are usually the intake line for the Medicaid programs you are talking about. Just look up in the Yellow pages for Area Agency on Aging and ask to speak to Intake about Medicaid Waiver for Aged and Disabled adults... More
Answered By: Sweetn - 4/22/2010
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Sorry you are having so many difficulties. You need to get on the phone and start making calls. Get your phone-book out and look in the front, where they list all the " US Government Offices... More
Answered By: joeyc - 4/20/2010
 
First as their caregiver, i think you are entitled to , if not a salary from them, then income for social security , that they may be able to get back also. You should be payed for your work . I agree that you should call social security, maybe apply for disability, or ask them your questions. Find out what your... More
Answered By: D.D - 4/20/2010
 
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