How to get paid for being a family caregiver

Published 10:05 am Friday, September 20, 2013

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have been taking care of my elderly mother for nearly three years and it’s taking a huge toll on my finances. Are there any resources you know about that can help family caregivers get paid?

– Financially exhausted

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Dear Exhausted,

To get paid as a family caregiver, there are various government programs, tax breaks and family payment options that may be able to help you, depending on your mom’s financial situation. Here’s where to look for help.