Needing full time elderly care in Florida: Advice?

My father needs full-time care. He makes 5k a month, so he does not qualify for any kind of facility or help. The facilities say he can pay out of pocket, but they are 10k a month! He cannot afford that. We keep hearing that the families can contribute, but we do not have that kind of money to give! Hourly help is $25 an hour with a 4 hour minimum per day. Does anyone know of an alternative option? We are in Florida.

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Where in florida i might know someone who is looking for work

What part of Florida? There is tons of different elderly care in all cities it’s a matter of research I guess. :woman_shrugging:t3:

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Try care.com maybe put a add on Nextdoor.com maybe someone can do it at a more affordable price

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See if there’s a local aging and disability resource center…county level

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My mom needed care. Her insurance covered a full time CNA.

Best thing to do is find a live in caregiver that can be paid a salary weekly that is affordable for yall,plus they get there room,board and all utilities paid for as well. Arrange it where that person gets several scheduled hours off a week,whenever you know that you or other family could go be with him. Run your own personal ad for this help and screen ppl accordingly all the agencies will charge way to much per hour as you already know.

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His insurance should cover

Custodial care in a nursing home in northern il is 2200 a month- self pay. Is he looking at assisted living? Those are hella expensive. Even at 15 hourly you’ll be paying someone 10k a month for around the clock care. Is there family that can provide care so it’s not around the clock?

A live in can get 100 per day

I would check on Care.com you can probably find a home health aide for lower then $25 per hour.

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I’d trust a CNA coming in home rather than a nursing home.

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Put cameras in house w strangers make sure they are bonded

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Hire privately… Problemo solved.

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Does he need a nurse, a CNA or just a companion? Costs are different for each.

Also check into community day care for the elderly and respite care programs.

Sometimes churches have people who can offer rides to things if he could take adaptive swim classes or do recreation center “Silver Sneakers” programs, which would cover an hour or so at possibly reduced cost.

Maybe you could work with another family who needs care to pool resources and share a residence and caregiver.

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What part in florida?

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