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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

Finding sufficient financial help for home-care costs

 

January 31, 2018



Dear Savvy Senior,

Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? Mom is recovering from a stroke and needs in-home care, but I understand Medicare doesn’t cover it, and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance.

Stressed-Out Daughter

Dear Stressed-Out,

Depending on your mom’s circumstances, there are a number of government and not-for-profit programs that can either subsidize or pay for your mom’s home care or offer aid in other ways. Here’s where to look for help.

Medicare coverage

If your mom is recovering from a stroke, the first thing you need to know is that Medicare does cover a variety of in-home health care services. To be eligible your...



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